grow

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. mature, become, develop; increase, extend, expand, enlarge; nurture, raise, cultivate; germinate, breed, sprout; flourish, thrive. See agriculture, increase, prosperity, change.
- grow up
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(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To become larger]
Syn. increase, expand, swell, wax, pullulate, thrive, gain, enlarge, swell in substance, augment, advance, dilate, stretch, mount, build, burst forth, spread, burgeon, amplify, germinate, multiply, develop, abound, accumulate, mature, jump up, flourish, luxuriate, grow up, rise, sprout, shoot up, start up, spring up, spread like wildfire*, pop up*, jump up*, branch out*, fill out*, puff out.
Ant. lessen*, shrink, wither.
2. [To change slowly]
Syn. become, develop, alter, tend, pass, evolve, flower, shift, flow, progress, advance, get, wax, turn into, work up, turn, improve, mellow, age, better, ripen, ripen into, blossom, assume the form of, open out, resolve itself into, mature.
Ant. continue*, regress, preserve.
3. [To cultivate]
Syn. raise, nurture, tend, nurse, foster, produce, plant, breed, market.
Ant. harm*, impede, neglect.
4. [To begin]
Syn. originate, start, arise; see begin 2 .
5. [To become]
Syn. develop into, grow to be, change to; see become 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. develop spread, increase, enlarge, expand, lengthen, double, flourish, thrive, mature, burgeon, progress, sprout, spring up, germinate, blossom, mushroom.
2. produce cultivate, raise, generate, nurture, propagate.
ANT.: 1. die, wither, shrink
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make or become greater or larger: aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build, build up, burgeon, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, increase, magnify, mount, multiply, proliferate, rise, run up, snowball, soar, swell, upsurge, wax. Informal: beef up. See INCREASE. 2. To bring into existence and foster the development of: breed, cultivate, propagate, raise. See CARE FOR, REPRODUCTION. 3. To bring or come to full development: age, develop, maturate, mature, mellow, ripen. See YOUTH. 4. To come to be: become, come, get, turn (out), wax. See CHANGE.

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  • grow — W1S1 [grəu US grou] v past tense grew [gru:] past participle grown [grəun US groun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(increase)¦ 2¦(person/animal)¦ 3¦(plants)¦ 4¦(hair/nails)¦ 5¦(become)¦ 6¦(improve)¦ 7 it/money doesn t grow on trees …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grow — [grəʊ ǁ groʊ] verb grew PASTTENSE [gruː] grown PASTPART [grəʊn ǁ groʊn] COMMERCE 1. [intransitive] to increase in amount, size, or degree: • Seaman grew rapidly, becoming one of the largest advertisers in t …   Financial and business terms

  • grow — [grō] vi. grew, grown, growing [ME growen < OE growan, akin to ON grōa, OHG gruoen < IE base * ghrō , to grow, turn green > GREEN, GRASS] 1. to come into being or be produced naturally; spring up; sprout 2. to exist as living vegetation; …   English World dictionary

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  • grow on — 1. To gain a greater hold on 2. To gain in the estimation of, become ever more acceptable to 3. (of seedlings) to (be stimulated to) develop into mature plants by suitable positioning, treatment, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑grow * * * ˈgrow on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grow — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Galusha A. Grow (1823–1907), US amerikanischer Politiker Malcolm C. Grow (1887–1960), US amerikanischer Luftwaffenoffizier Margarete Grow, deutsche Tänzerin und Schönheitskönigin Grow ist der Name mehrerer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grow — (gr[=o]), v. i. [imp. {Grew} (gr[udd]); p. p. {Grown (gr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Growing}.] [AS. gr[=o]wan; akin to D. groeijen, Icel. gr[=o]a, Dan. groe, Sw. gro. Cf. {Green}, {Grass}.] 1. To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Grow — (gr[=o]), v. t. To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco. Macaulay. Syn: To raise; to cultivate. See {Raise}, v. t., 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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