grow
verb (grew; grown; growing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English grōwan; akin to Old High German gruowan to grow Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to spring up and develop to maturity b. to be able to grow in some place or situation <
trees that grow in the tropics
>
c. to assume some relation through or as if through a process of natural growth <
ferns growing from the rocks
>
2. a. to increase in size by assimilation of material into the living organism or by accretion of material in a nonbiological process (as crystallization) b. increase, expand <
grows in wisdom
>
3. to develop from a parent source <
the book grew out of a series of lectures
>
4. a. to pass into a condition ; become <
grew pale
>
b. to have an increasing influence <
habit grows on a person
>
c. to become increasingly acceptable or attractive <
didn't like it at first, but it grew on him
>
transitive verb 1. a. to cause to grow <
grow wheat
>
b. to let grow on the body <
grew a beard
>
2. to promote the development of <
start a business and grow it successfully — J. L. Deckter
>
grower noungrowingly adverb

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  • grow — [grəʊ ǁ groʊ] verb grew PASTTENSE [gruː] grown PASTPART [grəʊn ǁ groʊn] COMMERCE 1. [intransitive] to increase in amount, size, or degree: • Seaman grew rapidly, becoming one of the largest advertisers in t …   Financial and business terms

  • grow — [grō] vi. grew, grown, growing [ME growen < OE growan, akin to ON grōa, OHG gruoen < IE base * ghrō , to grow, turn green > GREEN, GRASS] 1. to come into being or be produced naturally; spring up; sprout 2. to exist as living vegetation; …   English World dictionary

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  • Grow — (gr[=o]), v. i. [imp. {Grew} (gr[udd]); p. p. {Grown (gr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Growing}.] [AS. gr[=o]wan; akin to D. groeijen, Icel. gr[=o]a, Dan. groe, Sw. gro. Cf. {Green}, {Grass}.] 1. To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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