"grew" in the verb sense
1. turn, grow
pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute become
"The weather turned nasty"
"She grew angry"
become larger, greater, or bigger expand or gain
"The problem grew too large for me"
"Her business grew fast"
increase in size by natural process
"Corn doesn't grow here"
"In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"
"her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
cause to grow or develop
"He grows vegetables in his backyard"
5. mature, maturate, grow
develop and reach maturity undergo maturation
"He matured fast"
"The child grew fast"
6. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow
come into existence take on form or shape
"A new religious movement originated in that country"
"a love that sprang up from friendship"
"the idea for the book grew out of a short story"
"An interesting phenomenon uprose"
7. grow, raise, farm, produce
cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
"The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"
"They produce good ham in Parma"
"We grow wheat here"
"We raise hogs here"
8. grow, develop, produce, get, acquire
come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes
"He grew a beard"
"The patient developed abdominal pains"
"I got funny spots all over my body"
9. develop, grow
grow emotionally or mature
"The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"
"When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"
become attached by or as if by the process of growth
"The tree trunks had grown together"
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