English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , from growen Old English ( grōwan “ to grow, increase, flourish, germinate ”), from Proto-Germanic ( *grōaną “ to grow, grow green ”), from Proto-Indo-European ( *gʰreh₁- “ to grow, become green ”).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
grow ( third-person singular simple present , grows present participle , growing simple past , grew past participle ) grown
( ergative ) To become bigger.
Children grow quickly.
( intransitive ) To appear or sprout.
Flowers grew on the trees as summer approached.
A long tail began to grow from his backside.
( transitive ) To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants.
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He grows peppers and squash each summer in his garden.
Have you ever grown your hair before?
( copulative ) To assume a condition or quality over time.
The boy grew wise as he matured.
The town grew smaller and smaller in the distance as we travelled.
You have grown strong.
( intransitive , obsolete ) To become attached or fixed; to adhere.
Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they
Usage notes [ edit ]
is a slang or dialect inflection for the simple past and past participle. Growed
Antonyms [ edit ]
Derived terms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
intransitive) to become bigger
( نمى namā) Armenian:
( մեծանալ mecanal), աճել ( (hy) ačel) Aromanian:
( расці rascí) Bulgarian:
раста ( (bg) rastá) Catalan:
créixer (ca) Chinese:
生長 , (zh) 生长 ( (zh) shēngzhǎng), 長 , (zh) 长 ( (zh) zhǎng) Czech:
růst (cs) Dalmatian:
vokse , (da) sig udvikle Dutch:
groeien , (nl) wassen (nl) Esperanto:
kasvaa (fi) French:
grandir , (fr) croître (fr) Galician:
crecer , (gl) medrar (gl) Georgian:
( იზრდება izrdeba) German:
wachsen (de) Greek:
μεγαλώνω ( (el) megalóno) Hindi:
( बढ़ना baṛhnā) Hungarian:
nő (hu) Italian:
crescere , (it) , ingrossarsi svilupparsi (it) Japanese:
成長する ( (ja) seichō-suru), 生長する ( (ja) seichō suru), ( 育つ sodatsu), ( 生える haeru), 増大する ( (ja) sōdai suru) Kurdish:
( گهورهبوون gawra boon)
intransitive) to appear or sprout
transitive) to cause something to become bigger
to assume a condition or quality
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References [ edit ]
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