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grow

grow

 
 
pronunciation:
gro
phrases:
grow up
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part of speech: verb
inflections: grows, growing, grew, grown
definition 1: to become larger by natural development; increase.
A baby grows fast in its first weeks after birth.
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synonyms:
enlarge, expand, increase
antonyms:
decline, decrease, ebb, shrink, wane
similar words:
accumulate, advance, augment, bloom, blossom, boom, develop, extend, germinate, intensify, magnify, mature, multiply, progress, ripen, rise, sprout, swell
definition 2: to stay alive and healthy.
This plant doesn't grow in the shade.
synonyms:
blossom, flourish, prosper, thrive
similar words:
advance, bud, develop, progress, sprout
definition 3: to become.
The weather grew warmer.Eventually, the boy grew jealous of his baby sister.
synonyms:
become
similar words:
bud, evolve, get, go, progress, take
definition 4: to come from or develop from.
Sandy's ideas about children grew from her experiences as a teacher.
synonyms:
develop, evolve
similar words:
become, bloom, blossom, bud, originate, rise, stem
definition 5: to make grow.
The farmer grows corn and beans.
synonyms:
cultivate, produce, raise
similar words:
advance, augment, breed, evolve, expand, extend, generate, magnify, mature, ripen, swell
phrase: grow up
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