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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GROW

It looks as if the dew was on it; but the tears will not make it grow again—will they?

"You grow dearer every minute," she assured them on her last night at home.

If you grow up and have muscles like them, you can call yourself a man.

My land would not grow corn enough, or good enough for my necessity.

What do they do but live and suck in sustenance and grow fat?

Perhaps some day I might take after her and grow equally well-favoured.

It was the year my tusks began to grow that I first saw him.

The stranger seemed to grow impatient at these remonstrances.

I have felt them already, and expect to feel them more, as I grow older.

The need of the teacher will not grow less as the century goes on.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English growan (of plants) "to grow, flourish, increase, develop, get bigger" (class VII strong verb; past tense greow, past participle growen), from Proto-Germanic *gro- (cf. Old Norse groa, Old Frisian groia, Dutch groeien, Old High German gruoen), from PIE root *ghre- (see grass). Applied in Middle English to human beings (c.1300) and animals (early 15c.) and their parts, supplanting Old English weaxan (see wax (v.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GROW

accrue

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial

accrued

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial

accruing

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial
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