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  Definition of grow
  1. 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"
  2. pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
  3. become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
  4. increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn''t grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"
  5. cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
  6. develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
  7. become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together"
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. 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"
Similar Words: develop, produce, get, acquire, turn, mature, maturate, raise, farm, originate, arise, rise, uprise, spring up

 

See Also: grow over, creep, grow up

 

Hyponyms: fledge, feather, regrow, spring, sprout, stock, stool, tiller, leaf, pod, teethe, pupate, work up, get up, cut, bald, turn, hypertrophy, rise, go up, climb, enlarge, augment, vegetate, mushroom, overgrow, outgrow, grow over, stretch, develop, expand, boom, prosper, thrive, get ahead, flourish, proliferate, lengthen, ramify, branch, burgeon, root, prove, spread out, ankylose, ancylose, undergrow, exfoliate, twin, shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, rotate, swell, ripen, find oneself, find, grow up, make, carry, overproduce, keep, resurge, come forth, emerge, come, follow, well up, head

 

Grouped Verbs: develop, acquire, evolve, change state, turn

 

Entailments: senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate

 

Derivational Morphology: acquiring, getting, growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis, emergence, outgrowth, turn, turn of events, twist, increase, increment, agriculturist, cultivator, grower, raiser, ripening, maturement, evolution, produce, green goods, green groceries, garden truck, farm, farmer, husbandman, granger, sodbuster, farming, agriculture, husbandry, origin, origination, inception, initiation, founding, foundation, institution, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration

 

 
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