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English definition of “grow”

grow

verb (INCREASE)    /ɡrəʊ/ US  /ɡroʊ/ (grew, grown)
A2 [I or L or T] to increase in size or amount , or to become more advanced or developed : Children grow so quickly . This plant grows best in the shade . She's grown three centimetres this year . Football's popularity continues to grow. The labour force is expected to grow by two percent next year . The male deer grows large branching horns called antlers .Increasing and intensifyingMaking progress and advancingBecoming betterBecoming biggerEnlarging and inflating B1 [I or T] If your hair or nails grow, or if you grow them, they become longer : Lottie wants to grow her hair long . Are you growing a beard ? Wow , your hair's grown!Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflatingEnlarging and inflatingBecoming bigger A2 [I] If a plant grows in a particular place , it exists and develops there: There were roses growing up against the wall of the cottage .Flowers - general wordsFlowers and flowering plants A2 [T] If you grow a plant , you put it in the ground and take care of it, usually in order to sell it: The villagers grow coffee and maize to sell in the market .Gardening - general words [T] to make a business bigger by increasing sales , employing more people , etc.: We aim to grow the company by giving the customer a better deal .Business and commerce - general words
(Definition of grow verb (INCREASE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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