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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
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