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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"

Misc. Definitions

\Grow\, v. i. [imp. {Grew}; p. p. {Grown ; p. pr. & vb. n. {Growing}.] [AS. grawan; akin to D. groeijen, Icel. groa, Dan. groe, Sw. gro. Cf. {Green}, {Grass}.]
1. To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter into the living organism; -- said of animals and vegetables and their organs.
2. To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue. Winter began to grow fast on. --Knolles. Even just the sum that I do owe to you Is growing to me by Antipholus. --Shak.
3. To spring up and come to matturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries. Where law faileth, error groweth. --Gower.
4. To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale. For his mind Had grown Suspicion's sanctuary. --Byron.
5. To become attached of fixed; to adhere. Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow. --Shak. {Growing cell}, or {Growing slide}, a device for preserving alive a minute object in water continually renewed, in a manner to permit its growth to be watched under the microscope. {Grown over}, covered with a growth. {To grow out of}, to issue from, as plants from the soil, or as a branch from the main stem; to result from. These wars have grown out of commercial considerations. --A. Hamilton. {To grow up}, to arrive at full stature or maturity; as, grown up children. {To grow together}, to close and adhere; to become united by growth, as flesh or the bark of a tree severed. --Howells. Syn: To become; increase; enlarge; augment; improve; expand; extend.
\Grow\, v. t. To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco. --Macaulay. Syn: To raise; to cultivate. See {Raise}, v. t., 3.

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