1. To increase in size by a natural process.
2. To expand; gain:
The business grew under new management.
3. To increase in amount or degree; intensify:
The suspense grew.
4. To develop and reach maturity.
5. To be capable of growth; thrive:
Some plants grow in deep shade.
6. To become attached by or as if by the process of growth:
tree trunks that had grown together.
7. To come into existence from a source; spring up:
love that grew from friendship.
8. To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become:
grow angry; grow closer.
9. To cause to grow; raise:
10. To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
grow a beard.
11. To develop so as to become:
A boy grows into a man.
12. To develop or change so as to fit:
She grew into her job. He grew into the relationship slowly.
13. To become gradually more evident to:
A feeling of distrust grew on me.
14. To become gradually more pleasurable or acceptable to:
a taste that grows on a person.
15. To become an adult.
16. To develop or come into existence from:
an article that grew out of a few scribbled notes; trust that grew out of long acquaintance.
17. Middle English growen
18. from Old English gr?wan * see ghr?-
源自 古英语 gr?wan *参见 ghr?-