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Meaning of “grow” - Learner’s Dictionary

grow

verb
 
 
/ɡrəʊ/ ( past tense grew, past participle grown)
DEVELOP [I] A2 to develop and become bigger or taller as time passes: Children grow very quickly.Making progress and advancingBecoming betterBecoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
PLANT [I, T] A2 If a plant grows, or you grow it, it develops from a seed to a full plant: These shrubs grow well in sandy soil.Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflatingPlant reproduction
INCREASE [I] B1 to increase: The number of people living alone grows each year.Increasing and intensifyingBecoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
grow tired/old/calm, etc B2 to gradually become tired/old/calm, etc: He grew bored of the countryside. The music grew louder and louder.Starting and beginningStarting again
HAIR [I, T] B1 If your hair or nails grow, or if you grow them, they get longer: Mandy wants to grow her hair long.Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
(Definition of grow from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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