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Dictionary definition for: Grow

1. (v) pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty" "She grew angry"

2. (v) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

3. (v) increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn''t grow here" "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"

4. (v) cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"

5. (v) develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast" "The child grew fast"

6. (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"

7. (v) cultivate by growing, often involving 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"

8. (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"

9. (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"

10. (v) become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together"

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