Grew imp. of Grow.
Grow v. i. [imp. Grew p. p. Grown p. pr. & vb. n. Growing.]
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. --Shak.
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 microscope.
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.
Syn: -- To become; increase; enlarge; augment; improve; expand; extend.
v 1: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property
or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She
grew angry" [syn: turn]
2: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The
problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
3: increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow
here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"
4: cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his
5: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured
fast"; "The child grew fast" [syn: mature, maturate]
6: come into existence; take on form or shape; "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" [syn: originate,
arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up]
7: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means
of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces
great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We
grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here" [syn: raise, farm,
8: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and
attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed
abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body";
"Well-developed breasts" [syn: develop, produce, get,
9: grow emotionally or mature; "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" [syn: develop]
10: become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The
tree trunks had grown together"
[also: grown, grew]