Related formshalf-grown, adjectiveun·grown, adjective
Definition for grown (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), grew, grown, grow·ing.
verb (used with object), grew, grown, grow·ing.
- to become large enough for: He'll grow into his brother's suits before long.
- to become mature or experienced enough for: She grew into the job, although she wasn't qualified for it at first.
- to increase in influence or effect: An uneasy feeling grew upon him as he went through the old house.
- to become gradually more liked or accepted by: a village by the sea that grows on one.
- to become too large or mature for; outgrow: He has grown out of all his clothes.
- to originate in; develop from: The plan grew out of a casual conversation.
- to be or become fully grown; attain mental or physical maturity.
- to come into existence; arise: New cities grew up in the desert.
Origin of grow
SYNONYMS FOR grow
Related formsgrow·a·ble, adjectivere·grow, verb, re·grew, re·grown, re·grow·ing.
Examples from the Web for grown
But since those rosy scenarios were first floated, the California political scene has grown more crowded.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In January 2014, a lifelong District of Columbia parks employee, Medric Mills, collapsed while walking with his grown daughter.
It has grown from a rotten root—striving to replace human judgment with detailed dictates.
He never suffered any physical abuse and had grown close with Jane, Brooke, and her family.
The British film industry had grown and Hitch was a star in its small firmament.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Emeline had grown more and more infatuated with the theatre and all that pertained to it.The Story Of Julia Page|Kathleen Norris
In these words the w has grown out of a g, as may be seen from the Anglo-Saxon forms.The English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
He did not hesitate to make a friend of this little creature as soon as he had grown a little older.The Possessed|Fyodor Dostoevsky
Now, the fun had grown more boisterous, or so it appeared to me in contrast with the quiet we had left.Women's Wild Oats|C. Gasquoine Hartley
She's cured of her lameness now, and is grown up to be a very pretty girl, Bailey said.Georgina's Service Stars|Annie Fellows Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for grown (1 of 2)
- developed or advancedfully grown
- (in combination)half-grown
British Dictionary definitions for grown (2 of 2)
verb grows, growing, grew (ɡruː) or grown (ɡrəʊn)
Word Origin for grow
Medicine definitions for grown
Idioms and Phrases with grown
In addition to the idioms beginning with grow
- growing pains
- grow into
- grow on
- grow out of
- grow up
- absence makes the heart grow fonder
- let the grass grow under one's feet