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grow

verb  /ɡroʊ/ ( past tense grew  /ɡru/, past participle grown  /ɡroʊn/) us  

grow verb (INCREASE)

[I/T] to increase in size or amount, or to allow or encourage something to increase in size or to become more advanced or developed: [I] The population is growing rapidly. [I] She’s grown a lot since we last saw her. [T] He began to grow a beard. [I] The economy is expected to grow by 2% next year.

grow verb (DEVELOP)

[I/T] to provide a plant with the conditions it needs to develop, or to develop from a seed or small plant: [I] This plant grows best in the shade. [T] We’re growing some herbs on the windowsill.

grow verb (BECOME)

to develop gradually, or to start to do something gradually: [L] I grew too old to be interested. [+ to infinitive] She has grown to like him.
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