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a child grows up
▪ One in four children is growing up in poverty.
a company grows/expands
▪ The company has expanded year on year.
a growing deficit (=becoming bigger)
▪ Congress must slash federal spending to curb a growing deficit.
a growing industry
▪ Tourism is a growing industry in the many parts of the developing world.
a growing influence
▪ Many people are worried about the growing influence of these websites.
a growing sense of sth (=becoming stronger)
▪ She looked around with a growing sense of unease.
a growing shortage (=one that is increasing)
▪ The United States is facing a growing shortage of information technology workers.
a growing/increasing need
▪ She emphasized the growing need to deal with environmental problems.
a growing/increasing number
▪ An increasing number of women are entering the profession.
a growing/increasing/rising trend
▪ a growing trend towards globalization in world markets
a growing/widening gap
▪ There is a widening gap in the academic performance of boys and girls.
a legend grew (up) (=developed over time)
▪ The legend of his bravery grew after he killed the dragon.
a myth grows up (=starts)
▪ A number of myths have grown up about their relationship.
a number increases/goes up/grows/rises
▪ The number of mobile phones has increased dramatically.
a plant grows
▪ The plant grows to a height of about 20 inches.
a population grows/increases/rises
▪ Between these years the population grew by 40%.
a species grows somewhere (=used about plants)
▪ The species grows wild in Europe.
an empire grows
▪ As the empire grew, its new territories needed to be protected.
an industry grows/expands
▪ The clothing industry grew rapidly during the 1960s.
become/grow impatient (with sb/sth)
▪ We are growing impatient with the lack of results.
become/grow/get accustomed to sth
▪ Her eyes quickly became accustomed to the dark.
become/grow/get restless
▪ The children had been indoors all day, and were getting restless.
continue/grow/go unchecked
▪ We cannot allow such behaviour to continue unchecked.
escalating/growing violence (=violence that is becoming worse)
▪ There have been reports of escalating violence in the region.
exports increase/rise/grow
▪ Electronics exports grew more slowly than in previous years.
flowers grow
▪ Flowers were growing along the side of the road.
gain/grow/increase in popularity
▪ Extreme sports are growing in popularity.
gathering/growing darknessliterary (= night that is slowly coming)
▪ The garden was almost invisible now in the gathering darkness.
get/become/grow worse
▪ The recession was getting worse.
get/grow/become maudlin
▪ Sir Ralph was becoming maudlin after his third glass of claret.
grew in stature (=became more admired or popular)
▪ He grew in stature during the campaign.
grow a crop
▪ Many crops are grown from seed every year.
grow a plant
▪ It is not an easy plant to grow.
grow boredwritten
▪ She grew bored and started gazing out of the window.
grow flowers
▪ He grows flowers as well as vegetables.
grow rich (=become rich)
▪ They have grown rich by selling this technology to other companies.
grow sth from seed (=grow a plant from a seed rather than buying it as a small plant)
▪ You can grow most vegetables from seed.
grow sth on a farm
▪ They grew wheat and barley on their farm.
grow to enormous etc proportions
▪ The fish grows to gigantic proportions.
grow to/reach a length of 2 metres/8 feet etc
▪ A blue whale can reach a length of 100 feet.
grow up in poverty
▪ No child should grow up in poverty in America in the 21st century.
grow vegetables
▪ If we had a garden, we could grow our own vegetables.
grow your hair (long) (=let it grow longer)
▪ I’m growing my hair long, but it’s taking forever.
growing consensus (=one that more people are agreeing on)
▪ The growing consensus is that we should focus on economic efficiency.
growing discontent
▪ Perhaps she sensed my growing discontent.
growing disenchantment
▪ Voters expressed growing disenchantment with the government.
growing medium
▪ a good growing medium for tomatoes
growing menace
▪ the growing menace of oil pollution at sea
growing pains
▪ the growing pains of a new republic
growing realization
▪ There is a growing realization that we must manage the earth’s resources more carefully.
growing/increasing importance
▪ the growing importance of the Internet as a source of information
growing/increasing inequality
▪ Income trends are shifting form increasing equality to increasing inequality.
growing/increasing resentment
▪ Soon growing resentment against foreigners erupted into violence.
growing/increasing/rising popularity
▪ This may be the key to explaining Celtic music's increasing popularity.
growing/mounting concern
▪ Growing concern has been expressed over the pollution of the North Sea.
growing/mounting criticism
▪ The government was faced with mounting criticism at home and abroad.
growing/mounting excitement
▪ The children waited with growing excitement.
growing/mounting opposition (=opposition that is increasing)
▪ There was growing opposition to the war.
growing/mounting unrest
▪ Rocketing unemployment led to growing unrest in the country.
growing/mounting/rising panic (=increasing panic)
▪ She quickly packed a bag, trying all the time to control her mounting panic.
growing/rising/increased expectations (=becoming higher)
▪ China's economy will grow considerably over the next five years, bringing rising expectations of wealth.
growing/rising/mounting anger
▪ There is growing anger among drivers over the rise in fuel prices.
grown fond of
▪ I’d grown fond of the place and it was difficult to leave.
grown...fond of
▪ Over the years we’ve grown very fond of each other.
grows tall
▪ This bush grows tall very quickly.
imports increase/rise/grow
▪ Imports increased by 13 percent last year.
increased/increasing/growing demand
▪ One of the problems is the growing demand for housing.
increasing/growing competition
▪ the growing competition between banks
increasing/growing/mounting/rising tension
▪ There are reports of increasing tension in some areas.
interest grows
▪ Interest in the project has steadily grown.
optimism grows
▪ His optimism grew as the time came nearer for his release.
profits rise/increase/grow
▪ Half of the firms surveyed expected profits to rise.
rapidly growing/changing/expanding etc
▪ the rapidly changing world of technology
reach/come to/grow to maturity
▪ These insects reach full maturity after a few weeks.
sales increase/rise/grow/go up
▪ Sales rose by 9% last year.
sb's excitement grows (=it increases)
▪ Her excitement grew as the day of the wedding came nearer.
sb’s confidence grows/increases
▪ Since she started her new school, her confidence has grown a lot.
suspicion grew
▪ Suspicion grew that the business was about to collapse.
the economy develops/expands/grows (=becomes more successful)
▪ The economy grew by 3% last year.
the growing/planting etc season (=for growing or planting crops)
▪ The growing season is short in these mountainous areas.
turn/grow cold (=become cold, especially suddenly)
▪ The birds fly south before the weather turns cold.
▪ Between 1952 and 1981 electricity generating capacity grew by over 14% per year.
▪ At 357 feet high, the dam has grown by nearly a third.
▪ Buick's share of the market has grown by about a percentage point, to 6.5%.
▪ There he saw a poverty-wracked country that was growing by nearly 10 million people a year.
▪ His company has seen exports grow by over 50 percent a year for the past three years.
▪ The breach between them grew by itself, a result of misunderstandings, inadequate concessions and ineffectual violence.
▪ Its membership had grown by one-fifth in the last year to 7,335, he explained.
▪ Full-time female employment in the service sector grew by just 2000 or 4% between these years.
▪ Erica, although knowing none of this, had grown more scathing, with her outsider's eye. not less.
▪ Since she had seen him in Marlott, his face had grown more thoughtful.
▪ As the farmers who held out felt increasingly alone, their methods grew more and more violent.
▪ The puppet performance grows more venomous until the adventurers walk out or the puppets attack.
▪ The link between education and economic success has grown more and more important over the past thirty years.
▪ The door was pushed open and Zak Smythe, who grew more benign as the days went by, appeared.
▪ Its stock has grown more than 1, 000 percent in the past decade.
▪ Their presence in London first developed following the relaxation of exchange control in 1958 and has grown rapidly since.
▪ Cidco, with revenues of $ 194 million last year, holds a 60 percent share of the rapidly growing market.
▪ Most of them have populations that are growing rapidly.
▪ It appears to be most damaging to rapidly growing organs in the body, Etzel said.
▪ In fact money supply grew rapidly and by 1989 inflation was over 8 percent.
▪ Sprint, an early entrant into the commercial Internet, has a rapidly growing Internet services business.
▪ The numbers of those on the waiting lists for housing has grown rapidly, as have the numbers of homeless in Britain.
▪ Bishop asserts that the most rapidly growing occupations require above-average skills and training.
▪ The traditional markets of western equipment companies are growing slowly, if at all.
▪ Their steady, reliable earnings growth attracts investors primarily when the economy is growing slowly or not at all.
▪ As time passed, the face in the picture grew slowly more terrible.
▪ The numbers of the bilingual service providers which are already mentioned are growing slowly.
▪ The demand for Navajo blankets slowly grew until the railroad arrived at reservation boundaries in 1881.
▪ Individuals feed and grow slowly, spending longer at each growth stage and ultimately producing fewer eggs.
▪ It was slowly growing louder and louder.
▪ Seb was forced to watch her grow steadily weaker.
▪ He grew steadily worse, you know.
▪ Owner-occupation has grown steadily, both nationally and in rural areas, since the 1950s.
▪ Although their love for each other was growing steadily, the emotion was tempered with suspicion.
▪ The list of transactions has grown steadily since Symington filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in September.
▪ It shows that the proportion of female enrolments has been growing steadily, though it is still some way short of parity.
▪ In addition, with transaction volume growing steadily, banks discovered that ATMs resulted in real cost savings.
▪ My hands would grow to twice their size and my head would shrink.
▪ Since its launch in 1988, sales of OS/2 have grown to only about 300,000 a year.
▪ It will grow to approx. 20 feet.
▪ Hospital waiting lists have grown to almost one million people awaiting treatment.
▪ Related species often grow to twice the diameter.
▪ Under John Irvine's leadership the 100 who came have grown to over 300 in three years.
▪ The average female specimen grows to about 10 centimetres in length, and the male 3-4 centimetres longer.
▪ By 1989, this had grown to about 55,000 solicitors and 5000 barristers.
▪ The implications for understanding development as people grow up and become parents and for the delivery of health care are examined.
▪ He grew up in New Hampshire, a cherubic child with cheeks like Freestone peaches.
▪ You never thought that being grown up would mean having to be quite so - how can I put it?
▪ Burnished visuals are a plus in this memory piece about a boy growing up in Depression-era South Philadelphia.
▪ She wanted to grow up, get married and have children.
▪ But you also have to grow up and find a way of developing and maintaining good relationships.
▪ But it got finished eventually, and Ellis and his brothers and sisters all had room to grow up in it.
▪ How many young boys grew up longing for such distinction?
▪ The value of the business grew fivefold from 1979 to 1990.
▪ His interest in the business grew after reading trade magazines and other material about the business.
▪ Meanwhile Hobor predicts that the speciality chemical businesses will continue to grow through small niche acquisitions as well as internal growth through new products.
▪ This becomes part of your mission statement and will help you focus as your business grows.
▪ The £30,000 capital with which George and Marie had started in business had now grown to £140,000.
▪ The penalty imposed by big government for expansion in business is a growing burden of responsibility, paperwork and liability.
▪ McKinsey rarely acquires other businesses, preferring to grow organically.
▪ The child Nizan grew up in the shadow of death.
▪ The children can grow up together, they will be inseparable.
▪ Landscapes are peaceful and unscarred, animals roam free, children never grow up and work is virtually non-existent.
▪ In Britain, despite growing national prosperity, one in four children is growing up in poverty.
▪ There is a drawing of the mail-order pantsuit she purchased for job interviews when her children were grown.
▪ As closing time drew near, the children grew less.
▪ The child grows up with intimate forms of speech, but requires the deferential forms in later contact with the world.
▪ Farmers grow only a few crops, while gatherers pick from a vast range of wild plants.
▪ Some villagers, those with capital, established rubber smallholdings, or grew other crops for the market.
▪ The population increased: so did rice production: so did the growing of new crops.
▪ Ohio-valley dwellers of this time were farmers, and pollen tests show that they grew the crop.
▪ Enormous discipline would be necessary to run the irrigation systems necessary to grow crops.
▪ Many people in other parts of the world grow crops for their own use.
▪ Its members live in a forest, and every year they take more of it to grow crops.
▪ Soon the demands grew so heavy the photocopier could not cope, and originals began to fly about the system.
▪ As the demand grows, so does the dolphin kill.
▪ And as demand for their meat grows, the breed looks as if it's been saved by its bacon.
▪ And the demand is growing all the time.
▪ According to Johansson, government planners typically assess how energy demand has grown alongside economic growth.
▪ The demands grow ever greater, not least in terms of assorted representative fixtures.
▪ The demand for coal grew and grew.
▪ With the economy growing so quickly, there is a case for a smaller deficit or for a surplus.
▪ Where economies grow, fewer people are poor.
▪ We must make sure that as the economy grows, borrowing slows.
▪ How, then, do we make the economy grow and devise an equitable allocation of its fruits?
▪ The economy may be growing, official figures for April suggest.
▪ That is the way in which they think that they can make the economy grow.
▪ Yes, the pre-1930 economy probably grew much faster than the economy does now.
▪ The grass, grown from seed, just held its own against the weeds.
▪ Weedy thickets and tall grass grew under occasional trees.
▪ Even grass grows so thinly that cattle can't feed properly.
▪ If grass had ever grown there, every blade had been trampled to death long ago.
▪ Torrents of love to make the grass grow, Persephone's moist breath in the rising corn.
▪ Thus, grass grows asexual runners to propagate locally but commits its sexually produced seeds to the wind to travel farther.
▪ The gates are barred, the grass grows long, the paint peels.
▪ After all, this was top-quality grass, grown out of top-quality soil.
▪ Sales in the year to August grew by 19 percent to £131m, while operating profits were up 17 percent at £22.1m.
▪ Bureau of Labor Statistics data show real wages have grown only about 10 percent between 1960 and 1994.
▪ Mr. Mellor United Kingdom exports have grown 23 percent. over the past five years, and reached record levels during 1991.
▪ The economy, once projected to grow about 4 percent this year, is expected to shrink about 2 percent.
▪ Coles' profits have grown only 3 percent in the last three years.
▪ Gross domestic product was estimated to have grown by 8.3 percent during 1989.
▪ Private economists polled by Bloomberg Business News project the economy will grow 1. 9 percent this year.
▪ Another easy plant to grow which does not make special demands.
▪ Sow now, directly in the ground, where the plants are to grow, then thin.
▪ This plant grows abundantly over the whole aquarium and produces fine visual effects with an underwater light source.
▪ The fields flood in winter and in summer dry and starve because every plant grows to the same depth.
▪ Phosphorus is a nutrient used in fertilizer that helps plants grow.
▪ A plant growing from the top of a dry wall.
▪ But in due course the supply of energy will be exhausted and the plant will stop growing or possibly die.
▪ Its population has grown by two-thirds since 1970; it now stands at 1.7m.
▪ And as the country got wilder, the population grew thinner and loveliness increased in direct proportion to danger.
▪ As our population grows older, this is an idea whose time has come.
▪ The strategy worked: the population of Bauru grew to its current 300, 000 from 14, 000 in 1908.
▪ Most of them have populations that are growing rapidly.
▪ As population grew, a recipient got more money; cities losing population received less.
▪ The simplest models assume that earnings grow at a constant rate of g percent per year.
▪ M3 grew at an annualized rate of just 1. 9 percent in the first 11 months of 1995.
▪ And it is a problem that is growing at a rate of several thousand tonnes of waste a day.
▪ But businessmen are scared of missing out on an economy that is now growing at tigerish rates.
▪ There was also an admission that the demand for water is not growing at the rate Thames Water had earlier predicted.
▪ Counterfeiting is a multi million pound industry and all the signs are that it's growing at an alarming rate.
▪ It is surprising that London did not industrialize and that the population continued to grow at such a rate.
▪ The grass, grown from seed, just held its own against the weeds.
▪ Political passion does not grow from seeds as dry as these.
▪ If the soil is not right then the seeds will not grow.
▪ The produce is grown from varietal seeds chosen for flavor, not longevity.
▪ With all the new and reintroduced varieties now on the market there has never been a better time to grow from seed.
▪ Unlike hybrid strawberries, these can be grown from seed.
▪ We cut grass with a ride-on mower and dead head if not growing for seed.
▪ A holly tree grew from the place where Scathach had lain.
▪ He found a place where a few trees grew so thick and close to the ground, no moisture could penetrate them.
▪ All varieties of plum, apple, and pear trees, grew in unison.
▪ Wood is scarce in the Sinai desert, but the acacia is one of the few trees which grow there.
▪ There also are successful family trees that grow both vertically and horizontally.
▪ They're better than lamp posts and that, cos trees grow out of the ground, so they're extra special like.
▪ But trees have managed to grow on the banks, and the sandy beds are ideal for horseback riding.
▪ But soon, I began to grow restless.
▪ There was no sign of Gareth and fears began to grow for his safety.
▪ More people began growing cotton and their plantations be-came bigger and bigger.
▪ Ten years on, the economy has finally begun to grow faster than the population.
▪ I reach the top, look down, and begin to grow frightened.
▪ A little reputation outside the parish began to grow - that this was a curate who could talk.
▪ Then the water begins to grow calm again.
▪ Most forecasts suggest that air travel will continue to grow at a little over 5 percent a year.
▪ They spend ever more on job training for welfare recipients, yet welfare rolls continue to grow.
▪ The need for these continues to grow.
▪ In the meantime, Sports Nation continues to grow, adding citizens -- er, members -- and programs.
▪ Expanded considerably, at least in population, during the early Norman periods it continued to grow.
▪ There is every indication that youth apprenticeships will continue to grow in the United States, but at a painfully slow rate.
▪ It's growing it will continue to grow.
▪ Cardoso pledged that inflation will continue to fall and the economy will continue to grow.
absence makes the heart grow fonder
grow fat on sth
▪ These stock brokers grow fat on other people's money.
▪ Magnus grew fat on brown wholemeal scraps and Gina gave up trying to keep him away.
▪ The bull grew fat on his salary and expense account, but his performance was disappointing to say the least.
▪ They could see themselves growing fat on large-scale construction payrolls.
grow wild
▪ Frangipani grew wild and rampant up a grey cliff of limestone above the south bank.
▪ Often the verges had been left to grow wild and bushy.
▪ The mangoes grew wild on Tioman; no one seemed to claim them as private property.
▪ The plants grow wild along the banks of the rivers and inlets and the grains are harvested from a boat.
▪ The trees grow wild along the riverbanks and are harvested between January and June as the fruits ripen.
▪ They make that from sugar cane, which often grows wild here.
▪ Things we think of as exotic grow wild here, like the mimosa.
▪ Used extensively in local cuisine, the juniper grows wild in the hills around the medieval walled town of Gubbio.
grow/drift apart
▪ I think Dan and Tina just grew apart.
▪ If there is any twosome in a family likely to drift apart, it is a pair of brothers.
▪ Instead, it was suggested the couple, who married in their early 20s, had simply grown up and grown apart.
▪ Jabbing with the point he kept off Alexei's attack until the reaction of their mid-air collision made them drift apart again.
▪ Later in life, Lewis and his father drifted apart, never to be reconciled.
▪ Such barrenness is the inevitable outcome where two people are growing apart and out of love.
▪ We grew up, went off to different places, drifted apart.
▪ Work-inhibited students have not grown apart from their parents and become independent.
grown children/daughter/son
▪ I had two grown daughters, and when I lost the first one, this one became the apple of my eye.
▪ See more of his grown daughter and son.
▪ Seeing photographs of Rubilove Willcox Aiu in newspapers last Sunday was unexpected and bewildering for her grown children.
▪ Tall, slender and divorced, Sheila had-incredibly-two grown sons.
▪ The senator, 72, has a grown daughter by his former wife but is of grandfatherly vintage now.
▪ Yet her husband, laid off from his job as a messenger, and her grown children are unemployed.
grown man/woman
Grown men in three-piece suits were playing video games.
▪ Elsie had never seen a grown man cry before.
▪ He' s a grown man - he should be able to cook for himself!
▪ She's crazy -- a grown woman letting a girl order her around like that.
▪ And the old Porsche 911 which has the same effect, but for very different reasons, on grown men.
▪ I was fourteen, but I guess I looked like a grown woman.
▪ In this story about Shep, he is a grown man and the prosperous owner of a silk mill.
▪ Nearly twenty years ago that was, and now you re a grown woman.
▪ No wonder that many grown women rebel against them.
▪ Not one grown man, aristocrat or peasant, is worthy of respect when you really know him.
▪ Several that I saw were very old, bearded, emaciated and grim and deathlike, instead of babies, grown men.
▪ She was a grown woman, she was entitled to take a bit of comfort as and when she pleased.
not let the grass grow under your feet
▪ All this is necessary if we are to grow the business.
▪ Amy grew 6 inches last year.
▪ Are you growing a beard?
▪ As we grow old, we worry more about our health.
▪ Beth has grown quite a bit as an actress.
▪ China's economic output continues to grow at a remarkable annual rate.
▪ Demand for new cars is growing rapidly.
▪ Farmers in this area grow mainly wheat.
▪ Fears are growing for the safety of the missing children.
▪ Fiona was growing tired of being treated in this way.
▪ Her confidence grew, and soon she was able to go out driving on her own.
▪ I'd been waiting for forty minutes and I was beginning to grow uneasy.
▪ It's hard to believe how much the kids have grown.
▪ It's too cold for orchids to grow here.
▪ It's very satisfying growing your own vegetables.
▪ Jamie's grown three inches this year.
▪ Lower prices on inline skates have also contributed to their growing popularity.
▪ Mark's business grew rapidly in the first year.
▪ Our lawn has all kinds of weeds growing in it.
▪ Profits in the military aircraft business grew by 28% to a record $905 million.
▪ And despite the rickety infrastructure, computer networks are growing fast.
▪ As he grew to manhood, Vologsky had accepted that state of being as both normal and even desirable.
▪ He used to long for his holidays and grow deeply depressed when they drew to an end.
▪ Her household has grown since then.
▪ That staff should grow to 30, he said, and many new employees are likely to be former Polaroid workers.
▪ The most outrageous examples involve force-feeding massive doses of sugar substitutes to white laboratory mice, who eventually grew tumors.
▪ The traditional markets of western equipment companies are growing slowly, if at all.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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

    Winter began to grow fast on.

    Even just the sum that I do owe to you Is growing to me by Antipholus.

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

    Where law faileth, error groweth.

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

    For his mind Had grown Suspicion's sanctuary.

  5. To become attached or fixed; to adhere.

    Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow.

    Growing cell, or Growing slide, a device for preserving alive a minute object in water continually renewed, in a manner to permit its growth to be watched under the microscope.

    Grown over, covered with a growth.

    To grow out of, to issue from, as plants from the soil, or as a branch from the main stem; to result from.

    These wars have grown out of commercial considerations.
    --A. Hamilton.

    To grow up, to arrive at full stature or maturity; as, grown up children.

    To grow together, to close and adhere; to become united by growth, as flesh or the bark of a tree severed.

    Syn: To become; increase; enlarge; augment; improve; expand; extend.


Grow \Grow\ (gr[=o]), v. t. To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco.

Syn: To raise; to cultivate. See Raise, v. t., 3.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English growan (of plants) "to grow, flourish, increase, develop, get bigger" (class VII strong verb; past tense greow, past participle growen), from Proto-Germanic *gro- (cognates: Old Norse groa, Old Frisian groia, Dutch groeien, Old High German gruoen), from PIE root *ghre- (see grass). Applied in Middle English to human beings (c.1300) and animals (early 15c.) and their parts, supplanting Old English weaxan (see wax (v.)).\nHave you ever heard anything about God, Topsy? ... Do you know who made you?" "Nobody, as I knows on," said the child. ... "I spect I grow'd. Don't think nobody never made me."

[Harriet B. Stowe, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," 1851]


vb. 1 (context ergative English) To become bigger. 2 (context intransitive English) To appear or sprout. 3 (context transitive English) To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants.

  1. v. pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry" [syn: turn]

  2. become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"

  3. increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"

  4. cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"

  5. develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast" [syn: mature, maturate]

  6. 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" [syn: originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up]

  7. 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" [syn: raise, farm, produce]

  8. 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" [syn: develop, produce, get, acquire]

  9. 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" [syn: develop]

  10. become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together"

  11. [also: grown, grew]

GROW (windowing system)
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GROW is a peer support and mutual-aid organization for recovery from, and prevention of, serious mental illness. GROW was founded in Sydney, Australia in 1957 by Father Cornelius B. "Con" Keogh, a Roman Catholic priest, and psychiatric patients who sought help with their mental illness in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Consequently, GROW adapted many of AA's principles and practices. As the organization matured, GROW members learned of Recovery International, an organization also created to help people with serious mental illness, and integrated pieces of its will-training methods. As of 2005 there were more than 800 GROW groups active worldwide. GROW groups are open to anyone who would like to join, though they specifically seek out those who have a history of psychiatric hospitalization or are socioeconomically disadvantaged. Despite the capitalization, GROW is not an acronym. Much of GROW's initial development was made possible with support from Orval Hobart Mowrer, Reuben F. Scarf, W. Clement Stone and Lions Clubs International.

GROW (series)

GROW is a series of Flash-based puzzle games created by On, a Japanese indie game developer, and posted to his website, The series, which was launched on February 7, 2002, comprises 12 full games, 6 minigames, and 1 canceled game. The most recently released title was published in July 2015. The games all feature a simple click-button interface requiring the player to determine the correct combination of buttons to click to maximize visual reward and ultimately to achieve the good ending. Graphically spare and minimalist, GROW games employ a cute aesthetic and often include creatures and characters taken from On's other games like those in the Tontie Series.

The games have received largely positive reviews with the main criticisms restricted to a formulaic quality of the main series and a lack of replay value. Positive reviews have emphasized the games' simple whimsy and innocent aesthetics and the creativity of the underlying concept. Although widely recognized as a puzzle game, a paper by the 2008 IGDA noted that "the Grow series is an example of a game that defined a new genre of games."

Grow (company)

Grow (formerly Grouplend) is a private Canadian online lending company, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the first peer-to-peer online lender to be established in Canada. Grow's platform enables borrowers to obtain a loan, the loans are then sold to private accredited investors. In August 2015 they closed their series A round of financing at $10.2 million, a round that was led by Vancouver angel investors Markus Frind, founder of dating website Plenty of Fish, and Lance Tracey, founder of Internet hosting services company Peer 1 Hosting. On February 10, 2016 Grow announced its first partnership with a Canadian financial institution: First West Credit Union. The partnership will enable members of First West Credit Union to access the range of Grow product offerings directly through the British Columbian financial institution. The announcement with First West was followed on February 25, 2016, by a second partnership announcement with Conexus Credit Union, the largest credit union in Saskatchewan, in order to bring its online lending services to the province.

Usage examples of "grow".

It was growing late, and as the shadows blackened he walked faster, till once more the lane began to descend, there was a sharp turn, and he found himself, with a good deal of relief, and a little disappointment, on familiar ground.

When I held to my oath, then he demanded if I would be satisfied with but one raid against Aberdeen and would then subside, let my hair grow long, and participate in the activities of women.

His lack of an heir other than Abraham began to preoccupy him to the extent where he grew morbid and introspective.

Hazard smiled at the vivid imagery, warmed by the poignant memories of his growing up time, when this land was Absarokee land.

He was surprised at their manners and at their accents, and his brow grew thoughtful.

That the consumption of cacao is expected to grow greater yet in the immediate future is reflected in the prices of raw cacao, which, as soon as they were no longer fixed by the Government, rose rapidly, thus Accra cacao rose from 65s.

Onol of Aceta, to imagine myself a grown man with a job to do, not in a business suit in the rusty dusty America of 1964, but a man with a sword and diadem, inspecting the fabulous mines of Aceta, the City on the Mountain, on a vast, faraway world you could see most nights as a brilliant diamond gleam in the sky, Onol of Jupiter.

The Acoma cow already has the upper hand and she continues to grow stronger.

The furnishings Adams grew up with were of the plainest kind--a half dozen ordinary wooden chairs, a table, several beds, a looking glass or two.

For a year or more, until Susanna Adams was remarried to an older Braintree man named John Hall, she continued to live with her son Peter in the family homestead next door, and the two women grew extremely fond of one another.

THE PRESSURES or RESPONSIBILITY grew greater for Adams almost by the hour.

Turning the situation over and over in his mind, Adams only grew more downcast.

OCCASIONS AT COURT grew increasingly tedious and strained for Adams and his family.

The suspicion that Adams was a monarchist at heart grew stronger, and understandably, as in his Defence of the Constitutions of Government he did seem to lean in that direction.

For all that Philadelphia had grown and changed, it was familiar territory for Adams, filled with memories.