Grow - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡrəʊ|  American pronunciation of the word grow
Brit.  |ɡrəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word grow
irregular verb:  p.t. — grew  p.p. — grown
- pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become (syn: turn)
- become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
- increase in size by natural process
- cause to grow or develop
- develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation (syn: maturate, mature)
- come into existence; take on form or shape (syn: arise, develop, originate, rise, spring up, uprise)
- cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques (syn: farm, produce, raise)
- come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) (syn: acquire, develop, get, produce)
- grow emotionally or mature (syn: develop)
- become attached by or as if by the process of growth


The city is growing rapidly.

The list of chores to do this weekend keeps growing.

She grew intellectually and emotionally in her first year at college.

It's wonderful to see how she has grown as a person since going to college.

It can be hard to watch our children change as they grow.

He's still just a growing boy.

Rice grows in water.

Oaks grow from acorns.

Even if you plant the seed upside down, the roots will still grow down.

And now her children were both grown, and her bad days past.

The old tree has grown into the wall of the building.

You need time to grow into a new job.

This place grows on me.

Habit grows on a person.

The small shop grew into a large firm.

Phrasal verbs

grow over  — grow beyond or across
grow up  — become an adult

Word forms

I/you/we/they: grow
he/she/it: grows
present participle: growing
past tense: grew
past participle: grown
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