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English definition of “grow up”

grow up

(CITY) phrasal verb with grow     /ɡrəʊ/ US  /ɡroʊ/ verb (grew, grown)
If a town or city grows up in a particular place or way, it develops there or in that way: The city grew up originally as a crossing point on the river .Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
(Definition of grow up (CITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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