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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Grow \Grow\ (gr[=o]), v. i. [imp. Grew (gr[udd]); p. p. Grown
(gr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Growing.] [AS. gr[=o]wan; akin
to D. groeijen, Icel. gr[=o]a, Dan. groe, Sw. gro. Cf.
1. 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.
2. To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to
be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue.
Winter began to grow fast on. --Knolles.
Even just the sum that I do owe to you
Is growing to me by Antipholus. --Shak.
3. To spring up and come to maturity in a natural way; to be
produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice
grows in warm countries.
Where law faileth, error groweth. --Gower.
4. To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect
from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale.
For his mind
Had grown Suspicion's sanctuary. --Byron.
5. To become attached or fixed; to adhere.
Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow.
Growing cell, or Growing slide, a device for preserving
alive a minute object in water continually renewed, in a
manner to permit its growth to be watched under the
Grown over, covered with a growth.
To grow out of, to issue from, as plants from the soil, or
as a branch from the main stem; to result from.
These wars have grown out of commercial
considerations. --A. Hamilton.
To grow up, to arrive at full stature or maturity; as,
grown up children.
To grow together, to close and adhere; to become united by
growth, as flesh or the bark of a tree severed. --Howells.
Syn: To become; increase; enlarge; augment; improve; expand;
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