Grow

Definition of Grow

Pronunciation: grō
v. i.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.
[imp. Grew (grų); p. p. Grown (grōn); p. pr. & vb. n. Growing.]
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
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.
v. t.1.To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco.

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