grew

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English grew, from Old English grēow (first and third person past tense of grōwan), from West Germanic *greu, from Northwest Germanic *grerō, from Proto-Germanic *gegrō (first and third person past tense of *grōaną), reduplication of *grōaną.

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Verb[edit]

grew

  1. simple past tense of grow

Statistics[edit]

Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: getting · stay · months · #677: grew · boys · joy · green