grow (grows, present participle growing; past grew, past participle grown)
- (ergative) To become bigger.
- Children grow quickly.
- (intransitive) To appear or sprout.
- Flowers grew on the trees as summer approached.
- A long tail began to grow from his backside.
- (transitive) To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants.
- He grows peppers and squash each summer in his garden.
- Have you ever grown your hair before?
- (copulative) To assume a condition or quality over time.
- The boy grew wise as he matured.
- The town grew smaller and smaller in the distance as we travelled.
- You have grown strong.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To become attached or fixed; to adhere.
- 1595 December 9 (first known performance), William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene iii]:
- Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow.
- French: grandir, croître
- German: wachsen
- Italian: crescere, ingrossarsi, svilupparsi
- Portuguese: crescer
- Russian: расти́
- Spanish: crecer
- German: anbauen, ziehen, züchten
- Italian: coltivare, crescere
- Portuguese: cultivar
- Russian: расти́ть
- Spanish: cultivar