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grows, 3rd person singular present; growing, present participle; grown, past participle; grew, past tense;
  1. (of a living thing) Undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically; progress to maturity
    • - he would watch Nick grow to manhood
    • - the linguistic skills acquired by the growing child
    • - the stupidity of grown men hitting a ball with a stick
  2. (of a plant) Germinate and develop
    • - seaweed grows in the ocean
  3. Produce by cultivation
    • - more and more land was needed to grow crops for export
  4. Allow or cause (a part of the body) to grow or develop
    • - she grew her hair long
  5. (of something abstract) Come into existence and develop
    • - the Vietnamese diaspora grew out of their national tragedy
  6. Become larger or greater over a period of time; increase
    • - turnover grew to more than $100,000 within three years
    • - a growing number of people are coming to realize this
  7. Cause (something, esp. a business) to expand or increase

  8. Become gradually or increasingly
    • - sharing our experiences, we grew braver
  9. (of a person) Come to feel or know something over time
    • - she grew to like the friendly, quiet people at the farm
  10. (of two or more people) Become gradually estranged


  1. turn: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
  2. become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
  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"
  4. cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
  5. mature: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
  6. originate: 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"
  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"
  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"
  9. develop: 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"
  10. become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together"
  11. (growing) relating to or suitable for growth; "the growing season for corn"; "good growing weather"
  12. GROW is a peer support and mutual-aid organization for recovery from, and prevention of, serious mental illness. GROW was founded in Sydney, Australia in 1957 by Father Cornelius B. ...
  13. "Grow" is the third single from alternative rock band Kubb's debut album, Mother. The album was released in late 2005 and the single was released on February 6, 2006. It became the group's first Top 20 hit, peaking at #18 in the UK Singles Chart. ...
  14. (Growing (album)) Growing is the second studio album by Sleeping People, released on October 9, 2007. The final track, "People Staying Awake", is the only Sleeping People track to feature vocals, which are provided by Rob Crow from Pinback.
  15. (Growing (band)) Growing is a drone music/ambient music/noise music band formed in Olympia, Washington, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. The group was founded in 2001 by Kevin Doria (electric bass guitar), Joe Denardo (electric guitar), and Zack Carlson (drums). ...
  16. To become bigger; To appear or sprout; To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially cultivate plants; To assume a condition or quality, usually a positive one
  17. (2. growing) gradually increasing in size ( literary )
  18. (Growing) In racing, when tire circumference increases as speeds increase. Tire growth is important in heads-up classes where speed determines the race outcome. Less contact patch on the top end leads to more M.P.H. ...
  19. (Growing) Part of speech: verb. Definition: Imperceptible progress, as measured by former head coach Chuck Long. Use: The fact that only three of our players were taken off on stretchers against TCU is a sign that our guys are really growing.
  20. (Growing) development of the individual in concert with God in the working of God's plans for the world.
  21. (Grown) Term use by fraudulent seller to skip around the fact that their gem is synthetic and worthless.
  22. Uses the tolerance specified in the Magic Wand Options palette to select pixels adjacent to the selected pixel.
  23. Provides employment service matching older job seekers with people needing care, companionship, repairs, maintenance, yard work, driving, housekeeping, and help with chores.
  24. to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance.
  25. GROW is Geotechnical, Rock and Water