Definition of Grow in English :

Define Grow in English

Grow meaning in English

Meaning of Grow in English

Pronunciation of Grow in English

Grow pronunciation in English

Pronounce Grow in English


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1. grow, turn

pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

Example Sentences:
'The weather turned nasty'
'She grew angry'

2. grow

become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

Example Sentences:
'The problem grew too large for me'
'Her business grew fast'

3. grow

increase in size by natural process

Example Sentences:
'Corn doesn't grow here'
'In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees'
'her hair doesn't grow much anymore'

4. grow

cause to grow or develop

Example Sentences:
'He grows vegetables in his backyard'

5. grow, maturate, mature

develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation

Example Sentences:
'He matured fast'
'The child grew fast'

6. arise, develop, grow, originate, rise, spring up, uprise

come into existence; take on form or shape

Example Sentences:
'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'

7. farm, grow, produce, raise

cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

Example Sentences:
'The Bordeaux region produces great red wines'
'They produce good ham in Parma'
'We grow wheat here'
'We raise hogs here'

8. acquire, develop, get, grow, produce

come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

Example Sentences:
'He grew a beard'
'The patient developed abdominal pains'
'I got funny spots all over my body'
'Well-developed breasts'

9. develop, grow

grow emotionally or mature

Example Sentences:
'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'

10. grow

become attached by or as if by the process of growth

Example Sentences:
'The tree trunks had grown together'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: grows, growing, grew (ɡruː ) or grown (ɡrəʊn )
(of an organism or part of an organism) to increase in size or develop (hair, leaves, or other structures)
2. (intr; usually foll by out of or from)
to originate, as from an initial cause or source
the federation grew out of the Empire
3. (intransitive)
to increase in size, number, degree, etc
the population is growing rapidly
4. (intransitive)
to change in length or amount in a specified direction
some plants grow downwards
profits over the years grew downwards
5. (copula; may take an infinitive)
(esp of emotions, physical states, etc) to develop or come into existence or being gradually
to grow cold
to grow morose
he grew to like her
6. (intransitive; usually foll by up)
to come into existence
a close friendship grew up between them
7. (intransitive; foll by together)
to be joined gradually by or as by growth
the branches on the tree grew together
8. (intr; foll by away, together, etc)
to develop a specified state of friendship
the lovers grew together gradually
many friends grow apart over the years
9. (when intr, foll by with)
to become covered with a growth
the path grew with weeds
to produce (plants) by controlling or encouraging their growth, esp for home consumption or on a commercial basis

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verb intransitiveWord forms: grew, grown, ˈgrowing
to come into being or be produced naturally; spring up; sprout
to exist as living vegetation; thrive
cactus grows in sand
to increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food
to increase in size, quantity, or degree, or in some specified manner
to grow in wisdom
to come to be; become
to grow weary
to become attached or united by growth
verb transitive
to cause to grow; raise; cultivate
to cause to develop or flourish
to grow a business
to cover with a growth
used in the passive
a yard grown over with weeds
to allow to grow
to grow a beard
to cause to be or to exist; develop

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of grow
v. grew (gr), grown (grōn), grow·ing, grows
1. To increase in size by a natural process.
a. To expand; gain: The business grew under new owners.
b. To increase in amount or degree; intensify: The suspense grew.
3. To develop and reach maturity.
4. To be capable of growth; thrive: a plant that grows in shade.
5. To become attached by or as if by the process of growth: tree trunks that had grown together.
6. To come into existence from a source; spring up: love that grew from friendship.
7. To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become: grow angry; grow closer.
1. To cause to grow; raise: grow tulips.
2. To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process: grow a beard.
3. Usage Problem To cause to increase or expand by concerted effort: strategies that grew the family business.

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