grow up

grow up

  1. (intransitive) To mature and become an adult.
    What do you want to be when you grow up?
  2. (intransitive) To start to develop; to flourish.
    Socialism grew up in the industrial cities.
  3. (intransitive, idiomatic) To stop acting as or like a child (often used as an imperative interjection).
    Will you grow up please, and stop making silly faces?
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