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Meaning & Definition of Grow in English

English

Grow

/groʊ/

verb

1. Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute

  • Become
  • "The weather turned nasty"
  • "She grew angry"
    synonym:
  • turn
  • ,
  • grow

2. Become larger, greater, or bigger

  • Expand or gain
  • "The problem grew too large for me"
  • "Her business grew fast"
    synonym:
  • grow

3. Increase in size by natural process

  • "Corn doesn't grow here"
  • "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"
  • "Her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
    synonym:
  • grow

4. Cause to grow or develop

  • "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
    synonym:
  • grow

5. Develop and reach maturity

  • Undergo maturation
  • "He matured fast"
  • "The child grew fast"
    synonym:
  • mature
  • ,
  • maturate
  • ,
  • grow

6. Come into existence

  • Take on form or shape
  • "A new religious movement originated in that country"
  • "A love that sprang up from friendship"
  • "The idea for the book grew out of a short story"
  • "An interesting phenomenon uprose"
    synonym:
  • originate
  • ,
  • arise
  • ,
  • rise
  • ,
  • develop
  • ,
  • uprise
  • ,
  • spring up
  • ,
  • grow

7. Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

  • "The bordeaux region produces great red wines"
  • "They produce good ham in parma"
  • "We grow wheat here"
  • "We raise hogs here"
    synonym:
  • grow
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • farm
  • ,
  • produce

8. Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

  • "He grew a beard"
  • "The patient developed abdominal pains"
  • "I got funny spots all over my body"
  • "Well-developed breasts"
    synonym:
  • grow
  • ,
  • develop
  • ,
  • produce
  • ,
  • get
  • ,
  • acquire

9. Grow emotionally or mature

  • "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"
  • "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"
    synonym:
  • develop
  • ,
  • grow

10. Become attached by or as if by the process of growth

  • "The tree trunks had grown together"
    synonym:
  • grow

Examples of using

With every birthday, we grow older by one year.
I felt the tension grow between us.
Today, our teacher told us whoever smokes will never grow up. In order to prove it, she shot a seventh-grader named Petya.