[grəʊ] or [ɡro]


(verb.) 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'.

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

(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'.

(verb.) cause to grow or develop; 'He grows vegetables in his backyard'.

(verb.) 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'.

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

Typist: Miguel--From WordNet


(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. i.) To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale.

(v. i.) To become attached of fixed; to adhere.

(v. t.) To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco.

Checked by Abby

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. n. [1]. Enlarge, increase, expand, extend, be augmented, become (by degrees) greater or larger.[2]. Vegetate, sprout, germinate, shoot, pullulate, put forth, shoot up, spring up.[3]. Advance, improve, make progress, make improvement.[4]. Become, wax, come to be, get to be.

v. a. Raise, produce, cultivate.

Checker: Lowell

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Increase, advance, extend, expand, enlarge, gain_ground, accrue, become,develop, amplify

ANT:Dimmish, recede, contract, fail, stop, die, wane

Edited by Henry


v.i. to become enlarged by a natural process: to advance towards maturity: to increase in size: to develop: to become greater in any way: to extend: to improve: to pass from one state to another: to become.—v.t. to cause to grow: to cultivate:—pa.t. grew (grōō); pa.p. grown.—ns. Grow′er; Grow′ing; Growth a growing: gradual increase: progress: development: that which has grown: product.—Grow on to gain in the estimation of; Grow out of to issue from result from: to pass beyond in development to give up; Grow to to advance to; Grow together to become united by growth; Grow up to advance in growth become full-grown; to take root spring up.

Edited by Fergus


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