grow

Definitions of grow
  1. verb
    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
  2. verb
    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
  3. verb
    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
  4. verb
    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
  5. verb
    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
    elongate, 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
  6. verb
    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
  7. verb
    come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
    “He grew a beard”
    synonyms: 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
  8. verb
    become attached by or as if by the process of growth
    “The tree trunks had grown together”
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  9. verb
    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
  10. verb
    pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    “She grew angry”
    synonyms: 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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