Meaning of "grow" in Essential English Dictionary


verb uk /ɡrəʊ/ grew, grown

A2 to become bigger or taller as time passes:

Children grow very quickly.

A2 If a plant grows, or you grow it, it develops from a seed to a full plant:

These plants grow well in sandy soil.

B1 to increase:

The problem grows every year.

to become:

We’ve grown older.

B1 If your hair or nails grow, or if you grow them, they get longer.

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(Definition of “grow” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)