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grow

verb
 
 
/ɡrəʊ/ (grew, grown)
[I] to increase in size or amount, or to become more advanced or developed: The company is exploring the idea of acquisitions as a way to grow.grow by sth The labour force is expected to grow by 2% next year.grow from sth to sth The number of stores in the town has grown from 80 to over 150.grow at a rate of sth Sales have grown at a rate of 16.2% annually since 2008. to grow rapidly/steadily/significantly
[T] to develop something, so that its amount, size, or level of success increases: grow a company/business The loan will be used to buy the machinery we need to grow the company.grow revenue/market share/sales The Chinese companies grew their revenue by 53% last year. This money is going to projects that will create jobs and helpgrow the economy.
[T] PRODUCTION if you grow a particular plant or crop, you plant it and take care of it, usually in order to sell it: We grow organic fruit and vegetables.
(Definition of grow from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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