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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 grow /ˈgro/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 grow /ˈgro/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grow v. t. To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco.
 Syn: -- To raise; to cultivate. See Raise, v. t., 3.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]