grow Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
- The weather turned nasty
- She grew angry
verb become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
- The problem grew too large for me
- Her business grew fast
verb 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
verb cause to grow or develop
- He grows vegetables in his backyard
verb develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
- He matured fast
- The child grew fast
verb come into existence; take on form or shape
originate; develop; rise; uprise; spring up; arise.
- 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
verb cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
farm; produce; raise.
- The Bordeaux region produces great red wines
- They produce good ham in Parma
- We grow wheat here
- We raise hogs here
verb come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
acquire; produce; develop; get.
- He grew a beard
- The patient developed abdominal pains
- I got funny spots all over my body
- Well-developed breasts
verb 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
verb become attached by or as if by the process of growth
- The tree trunks had grown together
Grow intransitive verb
To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter into the living organism; -- said of animals and vegetables and their organs.
To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue.
Winter began to grow fast on. Knolles.
Even just the sum that I do owe to you Is growing to me by Antipholus. Shak.
To spring up and come to matturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice. growsin warm countries
Where law faileth, error groweth. Gower.
To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to. growpale
For his mind Had grown Suspicion's sanctuary. Byron.
To become attached of fixed; to adhere.
Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow. Shak.
These wars have grown out of commercial considerations. A. Hamilton.--
Syn. -- To become; increase; enlarge; augment; improve; expand; extend.
Grow transitive verb
To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce;Macaulay. as, to growa crop; to growwheat, hops, or tobacco. Syn. -- To raise; to cultivate. See Raise, v. t., 3.