grow up
intransitive verb Date: 1535 to grow toward or arrive at full stature or physical or mental maturity <
growing up intellectually, socially, and physically
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  • grow up — {v.} 1. To increase in size or height; become taller or older; reach full height. * /Johnny is growing up; his shoes are too small for him./ * /I grew up on a farm./ * /The city has grown up since I was young./ 2. To become adult in mind or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • grow up — {v.} 1. To increase in size or height; become taller or older; reach full height. * /Johnny is growing up; his shoes are too small for him./ * /I grew up on a farm./ * /The city has grown up since I was young./ 2. To become adult in mind or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • grow up — index mature, progress Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • grow up — (v.) advance toward maturity, 1530s. As a command to be sensible, from 1951 …   Etymology dictionary

  • grow up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms grow up : present tense I/you/we/they grow up he/she/it grows up present participle growing up past tense grew up past participle grown up 1) a) to change from being a baby or young child to being an older… …   English dictionary

  • Grow Up — Infobox Single Name = Grow Up Artist = Bishop Lamont from Album = The Reformation Released = July 3, 2008 Format = CD, digital download Recorded = 2008 Genre = West Coast hip hop, Rap Length = 4:03 Label = Aftermath/Interscope Writer = Bishop… …   Wikipedia

  • grow up — to stop behaving like a child. Kayo says we ought to grow up and stop complaining. Usage notes: often used as an order: Why were you guys wildly celebrating after scoring one goal? Grow up. Related vocabulary: come of age Etymology: based on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • ˌgrow ˈup — phrasal verb 1) to change from being a child to being an adult She s really starting to grow up now.[/ex] He rarely saw his father while he was growing up.[/ex] 2) to stop behaving like a child and become more sensible It wasn t until my marriage …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • grow up — 1) PHRASAL VERB When someone grows up, they gradually change from being a child into being an adult. → See also grown up [V P] She grew up in Tokyo. 2) PHRASAL VERB: usu imper (disapproval) If you tell someone to grow up, you are telling them to… …   English dictionary

  • grow\ up — v 1. To increase in size or height; become taller or older; reach full height. Johnny is growing up; his shoes are too small for him. I grew up on a farm. The city has grown up since I was young. 2. To become adult in mind or judgment; become old …   Словарь американских идиом

  • grow up — verb become an adult (Freq. 17) • Hypernyms: ↑mature, ↑maturate, ↑grow • Hyponyms: ↑come of age • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

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