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[grəʊ]
(past tense grew [gruː] ; past participle grown [grəʊn] ) verb
1) if children, animals, or plants grow, they become taller
She must have grown at least four inches since I saw her last.[/ex]
a fully grown lion[/ex]
Some of these creatures grew to a length of over 12 feet.[/ex]
2) [I/T] if your hair or nails grow, or if you grow them, they become longer
My nails grow really quickly.[/ex]
Her husband is growing a beard.[/ex]
3) [I] to increase in size, strength, or importance
The world's population is growing faster than anyone thought it would.[/ex]
The problem continues to grow.[/ex]
She could feel the anger growing inside her.[/ex]
The sound grew to a deafening roar.[/ex]
The economy has grown by 7% over the past year.[/ex]
She was growing in confidence every day.[/ex]
4) [T] if you grow plants, you look after them and help them to develop
Syn:
produce
They grew all their own vegetables.[/ex]
Various crops are grown here.[/ex]
the country's largest rice-growing area[/ex]
5) [linking verb] literary
used for saying that a feeling or quality gradually starts to exist
The nights were growing darker.[/ex]
Nina was growing bored.[/ex]
She had grown used to the old man's habits.[/ex]
They had grown to love the place and the people.[/ex]
- grow apart
- grow into sth
- grow on sb
- grow out of sth
- grow up
Word family: grow Words in the same family as [i]grow
grown adjoutgrow vgrowing adjovergrown adjgrowth nundergrowth n

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