Definition To grow

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Definition

to grow: to increase in size or amount, to expand; to become; to develop, to progress
verb
Babies grow very quickly. They get big very fast!
Flowers grow at the bottom of my garden in spring.
The profits have grown by 20%. It's a big increase on last year's figures.

To grow can have other meanings:

He's growing impatient. He is becoming impatient.

This is an irregular verb:
I grow / I grew / I have grown

to grow up: to mature, to become an adult
verb
You've grown up. You have matured, you're older now.
I grew up in Brooklyn. I spent my childhood years in Brooklyn.

This is an irregular verb:
I grow up / I grew up / I have grown up

growing: becoming bigger, increasing; becoming
adjective
Pronunciation examples
UK: My grandfather grows lettuce in the garden.
US: Your grandfather grows cannabis in the garden.

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