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Overview of verb grow

The verb grow has 10 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (70) turn, grow

(pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry")

2. (62) grow

(become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast")

3. (32) grow

(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")

4. (12) grow

(cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard")

5. (8) mature, maturate, grow

(develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast")

6. (7) 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. (3) 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. (3) 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"; "Well-developed breasts")

9. (2) 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")

10. grow

(become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together")

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