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grow up

verb as in age

verb as in develop

verb as in mellow

verb as in ripen

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All of my stories are about people trying hard not to grow up.

Plenty of Jewish kids today grow up with a Christmas tree next to their menorah.

In the neighborhoods they grow up in, prison is a rite of passage and being a street gangster is a viable career choice.

Taking on this egregious human rights issue contributes to an environment where children can grow up both safe and healthy.

“CEOs in their 40s and 50s did not grow up with inclusion in the schools and many simply do not know anybody with IDD,” he said.

“I hope he will grow up to be a true comfort to you, M. Pujol,” said Miss Janet.

"The worst of it is that the children will grow up away from me," thought Mamma; but she did not say it aloud.

I hope that you never will grow up, said Tessa, earnestly, every thing is just as bad as you can dream.

I guess you are growing up, 17 laughed unconscious Dinah; its hateful and horrid to grow up; I never shall.

He despised what he called book-larning, and suffered his only son to grow up as ignorant and clownish as himself.


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On this page you'll find 160 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grow up, such as: deteriorate, develop, get along, grow, mature, and decline.

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