grow

grow
v.

1) (d; intr.) ('to develop') to grow from (oaks grow from acorns)

2) (d; intr.) ('to develop') to grow into (the small shop grew into a large firm)

3) (colloq.) (d; intr.) to grow on ('to become likable') (the strange new sculpture just grows on you)

4) (d; intr.) to grow out of ('to become too large for') (the children grew out of their clothes)

5) (d; intr.) ('to develop') to grow out of (the city grew out of a small village)

6) (d; intr.) ('to develop') to grow to (to grow to adulthood; to grow to one's full height)

7) (E) ('to begin') we grew to love them

8) (s) ('to become') to grow longer; old; older; taller (in the autumn/fall the days grow longer)

USAGE NOTE: The verb grow 'to become' often suggests a gradual process rather than a sudden change. Compare to grow cold (gradually) and to turn cold (suddenly).
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[grəʊ]
old
older
taller (USAGE NOTE: The verb grow 'to become' often suggests a gradual process rather than a sudden change. Compare to grow cold (gradually) and to turn cold (suddenly) .; in the autumn/fall the days grow longer)
(E) ('to begin') we grew to love them
(s) ('to become') to grow longer
(d; intr.) ('to develop') to grow from (oaks grow from acorns)
(d; intr.) to grow out of (the children grew out of their clothes; 'to become too large for')
(d; intr.) ('to develop') to grow out of (the city grew out of a small village)
(d; intr.) ('to develop') to grow into (the small shop grew into a large firm)
(colloq.) (d; intr.) to grow on (the strange new sculpture just grows on you; 'to become likable')
(d; intr.) ('to develop') to grow to (to grow to adulthood; to grow to one's full height)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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