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Definition 1: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) - [verb of body]

Samples where grow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He grew a beard
  • The patient developed abdominal pains
  • I got funny spots all over my body
  • Well-developed breasts

Synonyms for grow in the sense of this definition

(grow is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow feathers

"The young sparrows are fledging already"

(... is a kind of grow ) have grow through the gums

"The baby cut a tooth"

(... is a kind of grow ) develop

"we worked up an as of an appetite"

(... is a kind of grow ) develop into a pupa

"the insect larva pupate"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow teeth; cut the baby teeth

"The little one is teething now"

(... is a kind of grow ) produce pods, of plants

(... is a kind of grow ) produce leaves, of plants

(... is a kind of grow ) grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers

(... is a kind of grow ) put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

"the plant sprouted early this year"

(... is a kind of grow ) develop suddenly

"The tire sprang a leak"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption

"parts of the trunk of this tree can regrow" "some invertebrates can regrow limbs or their tail after they lost it due to an injury"

(grow has a similar meaning as ...) gain through experience

"I acquired a strong aversion to television" "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong" "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position" "develop a passion for painting"

Definition 2: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain - [verb of change]

Samples where grow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The problem grew too large for me
  • Her business grew fast

(grow is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

(... is a kind of grow ) undergo hypertrophy

"muscles can hypertrophy when people take steroids"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow vigorously

"The deer population in this town is thriving" "business is booming"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow rapidly

"Pizza parlors proliferate in this area"

(... is a kind of grow ) become long or longer

"In Spring, the days lengthen"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow and send out branches or branch-like structures

"these plants ramify early and get to be very large"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow and flourish

"The burgeoning administration" "The burgeoning population"

(... is a kind of grow ) take root and begin to grow

"this plant roots quickly"

(... is a kind of grow ) increase in volume

"the dough rose slowly in the warm room"

(... is a kind of grow ) become larger in size or volume or quantity

"his business expanded rapidly"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

(... is a kind of grow ) become longer by being stretched and pulled

"The fabric stretches"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow beyond or across

"The ivy overgrew the patio"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow and spread fast

"The problem mushroomed"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow or spread abnormally

"warts and polyps can vegetate if not removed"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow or intensify

"The pressure augmented"

(... is a kind of grow ) become larger or bigger

(... is a kind of grow ) increase in value or to a higher point

"prices climbed steeply" "the value of our house rose sharply last year"

(... is a kind of grow ) extend in one or more directions

"The dough expands"

Definition 3: cause to grow or develop - [verb of change]

Samples where grow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He grows vegetables in his backyard

(grow is a kind of ...) cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

"The perfect climate here develops the grain" "He developed a new kind of apple"

(... is a kind of grow ) establish vegetation on

"They vegetated the hills behind their house"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow in a special preparation

"the biologist grows microorganisms"

(... is a kind of grow ) plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession

"We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil"

(... is a kind of grow ) cause to become swollen

"The water swells the wood"

(... is a kind of grow ) cause to grow or sprout

"the plentiful rain germinated my plants"

(... is a kind of grow ) cause to take roots

(grow has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 4: increase in size by natural process - [verb of change]

Samples where grow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Corn doesn't grow here
  • In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees
  • her hair doesn't grow much anymore

(grow is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow through the gums

"The new tooth is cutting"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow as twins

"twin crystals"

(... is a kind of grow ) produce vegetation

"The fields vegetate vigorously"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow like a plant

"This fungus usually vegetates vigorously"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow by producing or unfolding leaves

"plants exfoliate"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow below something

"The moss undergrew the stone patio"

(... is a kind of grow ) undergo ankylosis

"joints ankylose"

(... is a kind of grow ) produce buds, branches, or germinate

"the potatoes sprouted"

(grow has a similar meaning as ...) cause to grow or develop

"He grows vegetables in his backyard"

Definition 5: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become - [verb of change]

Samples where grow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The weather turned nasty
  • She grew angry

Synonyms for grow in the sense of this definition

(grow is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow bald; lose hair on one's head

"He is balding already"

(... is a kind of grow ) change color

"In Vermont, the leaves turn early"

(grow has a similar meaning as ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

Definition 6: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation - [verb of change]

Samples where grow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He matured fast
  • The child grew fast

Synonyms for grow in the sense of this definition

(grow is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow ripe

"The plums ripen in July"

(... is a kind of grow ) accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation

"My son went to Berkeley to find himself"

(... is a kind of grow ) become an adult

(grow implies ...) grow old or older

"She aged gracefully" "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "Young men senesce"

Definition 7: grow emotionally or mature - [verb of change]

Samples where grow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for grow in the sense of this definition

(grow is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of grow ) grow too large or too mature for

"I have outgrown these clothes" "She outgrew her childish habits"

(... is a kind of grow ) develop into

"He will make a splendid father!"

Definition 8: become attached by or as if by the process of growth - [verb of change]

Samples where grow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tree trunks had grown together

(grow is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 9: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques - [verb of creation]

Samples where grow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Bordeaux region produces great red wines
  • They produce good ham in Parma
  • We grow wheat here
  • We raise hogs here

Synonyms for grow in the sense of this definition

(grow is a kind of ...) foster the growth of

(... is a kind of grow ) bear (a crop)

"this land does not carry olives"

(... is a kind of grow ) produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted

(... is a kind of grow ) raise

"She keeps a few chickens in the yard" "he keeps bees"

(grow belongs to category ...) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

Definition 10: come into existence; take on form or shape - [verb of stative]

Samples where grow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for grow in the sense of this definition

(grow is a kind of ...) come into existence

"What becomes has duration"

(... is a kind of grow ) rise again

"His need for a meal resurged" "The candidate resurged after leaving politics for several years"

(... is a kind of grow ) happen or occur as a result of something

(... is a kind of grow ) to be the product or result

"Melons come from a vine" "Understanding comes from experience"

(... is a kind of grow ) come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)

"Strong emotions welled up" "Smoke swelled from it"

(... is a kind of grow ) take its rise

"These rivers head from a mountain range in the Himalayas"

(grow has a similar meaning as ...) be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest

"The plot developed slowly"

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