Translation of "grow" - English-German dictionary


verb /ɡrəu/ (past tense grew /ɡruː/, past participle grown)

(of plants) to develop

Carrots grow well in this soil.

to become bigger, longer etc

My hair has grown too long
Our friendship grew as time went on.

to cause or allow to grow

wachsen lassen
He has grown a beard.

(with into) to change into, in becoming mature

sich entwickeln
Your daughter has grown into a beautiful woman.

to become

It’s growing dark.
grower noun

a person who grows (plants etc)

der Züchter
a tomato grower.
grown adjective


a grown man
These deer are fully grown.
growth // noun

the act or process of growing, increasing, developing etc

das Wachsen
the growth of trade unionism.

something that has grown

der Wuchs
a week’s growth of beard.

the amount by which something grows

die Zunahme
We measured the growth of the plant over a two-week period.

something unwanted which grows

die Wucherung
a cancerous growth.
grown-up noun

an adult.

der/die Erwachsene
grown-up adjective

mature; adult; fully grown

Her children are grown up now
a grown-up daughter.
grow on

to gradually become liked

ans Herz wachsen
I didn’t like the painting at first, but it has grown on me.
grow up

to become an adult

I’m going to be an train driver when I grow up.

(Translation of “grow” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)