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  • 1 grown-up — grown ups (The spelling grownup is also used. The syllable up is not stressed when it is a noun.) 1) N COUNT A grown up is an adult; used by or to children. Jan was almost a grown up... Tell children to tell a grown up if they re being bullied.… …

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  • 2 grown-up — grown ,up1 noun count * an ADULT: used when talking to children: Ask a grown up to help you. a. used when there are children involved in a situation: The kids went to the park while we grown ups sat in the backyard. grown up grown ,up 2 adjective …

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  • 3 grown-up — grown up1 adj 1.) fully developed as an adult ▪ Before you know it, the children will be grown up and leaving home. ▪ I ve got two grown up sons. 2.) behaving in a responsible way, like an adult = ↑mature →↑childish ▪ I expect more grown up… …

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  • 4 grown — grown; in·ter·grown; un·grown; in·grown·ness; …

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  • 5 grown-up — grown upness, n. /grohn up /, adj. 1. having reached the age of maturity. 2. characteristic of or suitable for adults: grown up behavior; grown up fiction. [1625 35; adj. use of v. phrase grow up] * * * …

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  • 6 Grown — Grown, p. p. of {Grow}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 grown — p.p. of GROW (Cf. grow). Grown up (adj.) mature is from late 14c.; the noun meaning adult person is from 1813 …

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  • 8 grown-up — grown up·ness; grown up; …

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  • 9 grown-up — grown′ up′ adj. 1) having reached the age of maturity 2) characteristic of or suitable for adults • Etymology: 1625–35 grown′ up′ness, n …

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  • 10 grown-up — [n] adult gentleman, grown person, lady, mam, man, Miss, mister, Mr., Mrs., Ms., woman; concept 424 Ant. child, youngster …

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  • 11 grown — [grōn] vi., vt. pp. of GROW adj. 1. having completed its growth; fully developed; mature 2. covered with a specified growth 3. cultivated as specified [home grown] …

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  • 12 grown — index ripe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 grown-up — adult, *mature, matured, ripe, mellow Antonyms: childish: callow …

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  • 14 grown-up — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ adult. ► NOUN informal ▪ an adult …

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  • 15 grown-up — [grōn′up′; ] for n. [, grōn′up΄] adj. 1. that is an adult 2. of, for, or like an adult n. an adult: also written grownup …

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  • 16 grown-up */ — I UK / US noun [countable] Word forms grown up : singular grown up plural grown ups a) an adult This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children Ask a grown up to help you. b) used when there are children involved in a situation… …

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  • 17 grown-up — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. adult, grown man, grown woman, grown person; see adult . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. mature, adult, full grown, of age. ANT.: immature, childish III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having reached full growth and… …

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  • 18 grown-up — 1. noun she wanted to be treated like a grown up Syn: adult, (grown) woman, (grown) man, mature woman, mature man Ant: child 2. adjective she has two grown up daughters Syn: adult, mature, of age; fully grown, full grown …

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  • 19 Grown — Grow 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… …

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  • 20 grown — adjective Date: 1645 1. fully grown ; mature < grown men and women > 2. covered or surrounded with vegetation < land well grown with trees > 3. a. cultivated or produced in a specified way or locality used in combination < shade grown tobacco > …

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