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Definition of "grow" [grow]

  • To increase in size by a natural process. (verb-intransitive)
  • To expand; gain: The business grew under new owners. (verb-intransitive)
  • To increase in amount or degree; intensify: The suspense grew. (verb-intransitive)
  • To develop and reach maturity. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be capable of growth; thrive: a plant that grows in shade. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grow" in a sentence
  • "Anyone who looks at the map of where the arena is going to be located will notice the complete lack of anywhere to grow anything, how is this supposed to “grow” downtown?"
  • "Our dispositions should grow _mild_ as we _grow old_."
  • "And the fact that they grow now, renders it absolutely certain that they grew at first, when "out of the ground made the Lord God _to grow_" every plant of the field, and every tree that is pleasant to the sight."