grew grew  /ˈɡru/


  1. (v) pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
  2. (v) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
  3. (v) increase in size by natural process
  4. (v) cause to grow or develop
  5. (v) develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
  6. (v) come into existence; take on form or shape
  7. (v) cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
  8. (v) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
  9. (v) grow emotionally or mature
  10. (v) become attached by or as if by the process of growth

Derived Word(s)


  1. When my dad grew up it was in a working class family in Scranton.
  2. Kashkari grew up in Stow, Ohio, an Akron suburb.
  3. Most of today's young people grew up in the absence of some important values.


  1. US natural gas supplies grew last week

    The nation's natural gas supplies rose last week, the government said Thursday. The Energy Department's Energy Information Administration reported that natural gas in storage grew by 91 billion cubic feet ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Sean Hannity Still Thinks Obama Grew Up in Kenya

    Sean Hannity, still, incredibly, is officially confused about where President Obama grew up. In a new interview with Playboy, Hannity was asked whether he regrets saying Obama grew up in Kenya. Hannity responded, "But he did grow up in Kenya, and he told The New York Times that he went to a school there and one of the most beautiful things on the planet is Islamic prayer at sunset." Is he trying ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. Charitable giving grew in 2012, albeit modestly -report

    By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Individual charitable giving in the United States grew almost 4 percent last year, while corporate donations rose at triple that rate, according to a report that shows donations by Americans to nonprofit groups mirroring the slow recovery of the larger economy. Overall, U.S. donations to bolster the arts, health, religion and other activities totaled $316.2 ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier," Gilbert wrote. "This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Dan Gilbert Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I don't know the man, but I grew up watching him on TV," Trump told the Los Angeles Times in a report published on Friday. "I'd watch him every night. How could this happen?"
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Donald Trump Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived," Blagojevich said. "I saw it all growing up."
    on Jan 11, 2010 By: Rod Blagojevich Source: USA Today

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