Definitions for GROWgroʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

growgroʊ(v.)grew, grown, grow•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to increase in size by a natural process of development.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  2. to come into being and develop:

    a plant that grows wild here.

  3. to form and increase in size by a process of inorganic accretion, as by crystallization.

    Category: Crystallography

  4. to arise or issue as a natural development:

    Our friendship grew from common interests.

  5. to increase gradually in size, amount, etc.; expand:

    Her influence has grown.

  6. to become gradually attached or united by or as if by growth.

    Category: Botany

  7. to come to be by degrees; become:

    to grow old.

  8. (v.t.)to cause to grow:

    They grow corn; to grow a business.

  9. to allow to grow:

    to grow a beard.

  10. to cover with a growth (used in the passive):

    a field grown with corn.

  11. grow into, to become large or tall enough to wear (an item of clothing). to become mature or experienced enough to handle.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  12. grow on or upon, to increase in influence or effect. to become gradually more liked or accepted by.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  13. grow out of, to become too large or mature for; outgrow. to originate in; develop from.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  14. grow up, to be or become fully grown; attain maturity. to come into existence; arise.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Origin of grow:

bef. 900; ME; OE grōwan, c. MD groeyen, OHG grouwan, ON grōa

Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn, grow(verb)

    pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

    "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"

  2. grow(verb)

    become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

    "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"

  3. grow(verb)

    increase in size by natural process

    "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"

  4. grow(verb)

    cause to grow or develop

    "He grows vegetables in his backyard"

  5. mature, maturate, grow(verb)

    develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation

    "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"

  6. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow(verb)

    come into existence; take on form or shape

    "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

  7. grow, raise, farm, produce(verb)

    cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

    "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"

  8. grow, develop, produce, get, acquire(verb)

    come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

    "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"

  9. develop, grow(verb)

    grow emotionally or mature

    "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"

  10. grow(verb)

    become attached by or as if by the process of growth

    "The tree trunks had grown together"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. grow(verb)ʊ

    to become taller

    as the baby/plant/kitten grew bigger; The tree grew to be 60 feet tall.

  2. growʊ

    to increase in size or amount

    Her confidence was growing.; The company grew by 10% last year.

  3. growʊ

    to put seeds in the ground to produce plants

    They grew bananas here.

  4. growʊ

    (of a plant) to develop in a particular place

    The cactus grows in sandy soil.

  5. growʊ

    (of hair and nails) to become longer

    How fast does your hair grow?

  6. growʊ

    to gradually become

    Voters are growing tired of the arguments.; It was growing cold.; as we grow older

  7. growʊ

    to become a more mature person

    Living abroad helped me to grow as a person.

  8. growʊ

    to increase the size of a company, department, etc.

    their failed attempt to grow the business


  1. grow(Verb)

    To become bigger.

    Children grow quickly.

  2. grow(Verb)

    To appear or sprout.

  3. grow(Verb)

    To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants.

  4. grow(Verb)

    To assume a condition or quality over time.

  5. Origin: From growen, from growan, from grōanan, from gʰreH₁-. Cognate with grow, grew, grojen, growen, Dutch groeien, grüejen, gro, gro, gro, herba, gröda, greyde. Related to growth, grass, green.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grow(verb)

    to increase in size by a natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter into the living organism; -- said of animals and vegetables and their organs

  2. Grow(verb)

    to increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue

  3. Grow(verb)

    to spring up and come to matturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries

  4. Grow(verb)

    to pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale

  5. Grow(verb)

    to become attached of fixed; to adhere

  6. Grow(verb)

    to cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GROW' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1981

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GROW' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1512

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GROW' in Verbs Frequency: #122

Translations for GROW

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of plants) to develop

Carrots grow well in this soil.

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