Translation of "grow" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɡrəʊ/ us /ɡroʊ/ grew, grown

grow verb (INCREASE)

A2 [ I or L or T ] to increase in size or amount, or to become more advanced or developed

Children grow so quickly. 孩子们长得很快。
This plant grows best in the shade. 这种植物在背阴处长得最好。
She's grown three centimetres this year. 她今年长高了3厘米。
Football's popularity continues to grow. 足球运动越来越受欢迎。
The labour force is expected to grow by two percent next year. 劳动力人口明年预计会增长2%。
The male deer grows large, branching horns called antlers. 雄鹿头上长着分岔的大角,即鹿角。

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. 洛蒂想留长头发。
Are you growing a beard? 你在留胡子吗?
Wow, your hair's grown! 天哪,你的头发长起来了!

A2 [ I ] If a plant grows in a particular place, it exists and develops there.

There were roses growing up against the wall. 村舍墙边长着很多蔷薇,攀爬到了墙上。

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. 村民们种植咖啡和玉米到市场上卖钱。

More examples

  • Few plants grow in tundra regions.
  • India grows tea for export.
  • Complaints to the Banking Ombudsman grew by 50 percent last year.
  • The thickness of the mulch will prevent weeds growing around the shrubs.
  • Most of the produce sold in the market is grown by peasant farmers.

grow verb (BECOME)

grow tired, old, calm, etc.

More examples

  • As people grow older, their faces acquire more character.
  • As you grow older, your spine shortens by about an inch.
  • She's becoming more and more irascible as she grows older.
  • As the lights went down, the audience grew quiet.
  • They had been travelling all day and the passengers were growing tired.

B2 to gradually become tired, old, calm, etc.

He grew bored of the countryside. 他厌倦了乡村生活。
Growing old is so awful. 变老真是太可怕了。
grow to do sth

to gradually start to do something

I've grown to like her over the months. 几个月来我已经慢慢开始喜欢她了。

(Translation of “grow” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)