grow

Primary Meanings of grow

1.
v
increase in size by natural process
2.
v
come into existence; take on form or shape
Full Definitions of grow
1

v increase in size by natural process

“Corn doesn't grow here”
“In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees”
“her hair doesn't grow much anymore”
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cut
grow through the gums
ancylose, ankylose
undergo ankylosis
undergrow
grow below something
exfoliate
grow by producing or unfolding leaves
vegetate
grow like a plant
vegetate
produce vegetation
twin
grow as twins
bourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pullulate, shoot, sprout, spud
produce buds, branches, or germinate
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develop
grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

v develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation

“The child grew fast”
Synonyms:
maturate, mature
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ripen
grow ripe
find, find oneself
accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation
grow up
become an adult
come of age
reach a certain age that marks a transition to maturity
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develop
grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

v grow emotionally or mature

“When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior”
Synonyms:
develop
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outgrow
grow too large or too mature for
make
develop into
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change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

“We grow wheat here”
Synonyms:
farm, produce, raise
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carry
bear (a crop)
overproduce
produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted
keep
raise
herd
keep, move, or drive animals
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cultivate
foster the growth of

v become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

“The problem grew too large for me”
“Her business grew fast”
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hypertrophy
undergo hypertrophy
climb, go up, rise
increase in value or to a higher point
enlarge
become larger or bigger
augment
grow or intensify
vegetate
grow or spread abnormally
mushroom
grow and spread fast
grow over, overgrow
grow beyond or across
stretch
become longer by being stretched and pulled
develop
grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
expand
become larger in size or volume or quantity
boom, expand, flourish, thrive
grow vigorously
proliferate
grow rapidly
lengthen
become long or longer
branch, ramify
grow and send out branches or branch-like structures
burgeon
grow and flourish
root
take root and begin to grow
prove, rise
increase in volume
expand, spread out
extend in one or more directions
differentiate
become different during development
dedifferentiate
lose specialization in form or function
soar
go or move upward
bull
advance in price
revive
be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength
age, get on, maturate, mature, senesce
grow old or older
age
begin to seem older; get older
advance, come along, come on, get along, get on, progress, shape up
develop in a positive way
maturate, mature
develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
evolve
undergo development or evolution
adolesce
become adolescent; pass through adolescence
build, build up, progress, work up
form or accumulate steadily
incubate
grow under conditions that promote development
balloon, billow, inflate
become inflated
intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce
expand abnormally
blossom, blossom forth, blossom out, unfold
develop or come to a promising stage
bloom, blossom, flower
produce or yield flowers
spike, spike out
bring forth a spike or spikes
luxuriate
thrive profusely or flourish extensively
bud
develop buds
amplify, magnify
increase in size, volume or significance
give, yield
be flexible under stress of physical force
dispread
spread abroad or out
bush out
grow outward
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increase
become bigger or greater in amount

v cause to grow or develop

“He grows vegetables in his backyard”
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vegetate
establish vegetation on
culture
grow in a special preparation
rotate
plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession
swell
cause to become swollen
germinate
cause to grow or sprout
root
cause to take roots
bulge, bulk
cause to bulge or swell outwards
tumefy
cause to become very swollen
bloat
make bloated or swollen
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develop, make grow
cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

v come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

“He grew a beard”
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acquire, develop, get, produce
acquire, develop, evolve
gain through experience
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feather, fledge
grow feathers
regrow
grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption
spring
develop suddenly
sprout, stock
put forth and grow sprouts or shoots
stool, tiller
grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers
leaf
produce leaves, of plants
pod
produce pods, of plants
teethe
grow teeth; cut the baby teeth
pupate
develop into a pupa
get up, work up
develop
cut
have grow through the gums
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change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v become attached by or as if by the process of growth

“The tree trunks had grown together”
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
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v come into existence; take on form or shape

“the idea for the book grew out of a short story”
Synonyms:
arise, develop, originate, rise, spring up, uprise
develop
be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest
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resurge
rise again
come forth, emerge
happen or occur as a result of something
come, follow
to be the product or result
swell, well up
come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)
head
take its rise
break
come forth or begin from a state of latency
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become
come into existence

v pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

“She grew angry”
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turn
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
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bald
grow bald; lose hair on one's head
turn
change color
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change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

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