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- (intransitive) To mature and become an adult.
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- 2021 December 29, Stephen Roberts, “Stories and facts behind railway plaques: Evesham (1870)”, in RAIL, number 947, page 58:
- I'm in the place where I grew up, where my alma mater is.
- (intransitive) To start to develop; to flourish.
- Socialism grew up in the industrial cities.
- (intransitive, idiomatic) To stop acting as or like a child (often used as an imperative interjection).
- Will you grow up please, and stop making silly faces?
to mature and become an adult
idiomatic: to stop acting as a child
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