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[v] pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become;"The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"; "The teacher became impatient"
[v] come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
[v] become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
[v] increase in size by natural process; of living matter, such as plants and animals; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"
[v] cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
[v] develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
[v] become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together"
[v] grow emotionally or mature; "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"
[v] cultivate by growing; often involves improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"
[v] come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship,"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"


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