|1.||[ verb ] pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become|
"The weather turned nasty" "She grew angry" "The teacher became impatient"
|Related terms:||change turn bald change_state|
|2.||[ verb ] become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain|
"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"
|Related terms:||increase rise boom expand expand build_up stretch develop burgeon develop root enlarge augment overgrow rise branch vegetate overgrow hypertrophy mushroom lengthen proliferate grow_up grow_over increase|
|3.||[ verb ] increase in size by natural process; of living matter, such as plants and animals|
"Corn doesn't grow here" "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"
|Related terms:||develop develop shoot exfoliate vegetate ankylose vegetate twin undergrow cut|
|4.||[ verb ] cause to grow or develop|
: "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
|Related terms:||develop rotate vegetate root germinate swell growth|
|5.||[ verb ] develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation|
"He matured fast" "The child grew fast"
|Related terms:||develop develop grow_up ripen find_oneself growth maturation age|
|6.||[ verb ] come into existence; take on form or shape|
|Synonyms:||arise develop originate spring_up rise uprise|
"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"
|Related terms:||become come well_up come_forth resurge head develop initiation emergence|
|7.||[ verb ] (food,agriculture) cultivate by growing; often involves improvements by means of agricultural techniques|
|Synonyms:||raise produce farm|
"The Bordeaux region produces great red wines" "They produce good ham in Parma" "We grow wheat here" "We raise hogs here"
|Related terms:||cultivate overproduce carry keep farming farmer farming agriculturist|
|8.||[ verb ] come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)|
|Synonyms:||develop get acquire produce|
"He grew a beard" The patient developed abdominal pains" I got funny spots all over my body" "Well-developed breasts"
|Related terms:||change pupate spring work_up sprout stool teethe teeth cut regrow fledge leaf pod develop acquiring|
|9.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||change outgrow make development|
|10.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6264|
|11.||[ verb ] become attached by or as if by the process of growth|
"The tree trunks had grown together"