advanced in growth: a grown boy.
arrived at full growth or maturity; adult: a grown man.
past participle of grow.
- half-grown, adjective
- un·grown, adjective
- groan, grown
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How to use grown in a sentence
The students, it turns out, had many of the same questions as the grown-ups.During election week like no other, teachers help students make sense of it all | Joe Heim, Hannah Natanson, Valerie Strauss | November 7, 2020 | Washington Post
Drew Bolender is a grown man who likes weightlifting, video games and the band Green Day.He Has a Developmental Disability and Needs a Caretaker. The State Suggested Diapers Instead. | by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star | November 6, 2020 | ProPublica
To me, the dynamics of our game resemble how grown children balance their desire to stay close to their parents with their desire to strike out on their own.Celebrating the Playful Magic of John Horton Conway | Pradeep Mutalik | October 15, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
I mean, these are grown-ass men who get educated and make grown-ass decisions.Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has? (Ep. 431) | Stephen J. Dubner | September 10, 2020 | Freakonomics
In some cases, the platform has tripled daily traffic, and, what’s more improbable, grown ad revenue by over 30% this year.Investments in journalism, algorithms has Axel Springer’s five-year-old aggregator app Upday up over 30% in ad revenue | Lucinda Southern | July 30, 2020 | Digiday
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 | THE 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.
“It was not merely the work in which he had constantly grown happier that he saw taken from him,” Howells notes.
Full-grown men play-acting at being hurt when absolutely nothing happened.
As there are still many varieties of the plant grown in America, so there doubtless was when cultivated by the Indians.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Here is a chair, Monsieur Arden; but you can hardly see it until your eyes have grown a little accustomed to our crpuscula.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Where the outside conditions are not very favourable, practically all the British species may be grown with ease under glass.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
It was true that his sight had grown accustomed to the obscurity, for he could now see the baron's features much more distinctly.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
It may be fifty or a hundred centuries since men, although they were fully grown up, still went on trying to learn.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
British Dictionary definitions for grown
developed or advanced: fully grown
(in combination): half-grown
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