Translation of "grow" - English-Traditional 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. 小朋友長得很快。
This plant grows best in the shade. 這種植物在陰涼處長得最好。
She's grown three centimetres this year. 她今年長高了三釐米。
Football's popularity continues to grow. 足球運動越來越受歡迎。
The labour force is expected to grow by two percent next year. 勞動人口預計明年會增長2%。
The male deer grows large, branching horns called antlers. 雄鹿頭上長著分岔的大角,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. 洛蒂想留長頭髮。
Are you growing a beard? 你在留鬍子嗎?
Wow, your hair's grown! 天哪,你的頭髮長起來了!

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

There were roses growing up against the wall. 村舍牆邊長著很多薔薇,攀爬到了牆上。

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. 村民們種植咖啡和玉米到市場上賣錢。

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. 他厭倦了鄉村生活。
Growing old is so awful. 變老真是太可怕了。
grow to do sth

to gradually start to do something

I've grown to like her over the months. 幾個月來我已經慢慢開始喜歡她了。

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