2. To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue. "Winter began to grow fast on." (Knolles) "Even just the sum that I do owe to you Is growing to me by Antipholus." (Shak)
5. To become attached of fixed; to adhere. "Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow." (Shak) Growing cell, or Growing slide, a device for preserving alive a minute object in water continually renewed, in a manner to permit its growth to be watched under the microscope. Grown over, covered with a growth. To grow out of, to issue from, as plants from the soil, or as a branch from the main stem; to result from. "These wars have grown out of commercial considerations." (A. Hamilton) To grow up, to arrive at full stature or maturity; as, grown up children. To grow together, to close and adhere; to become united by growth, as flesh or the bark of a tree severed.
Origin: AS. Grawan; akin to D. Groeijen, Icel. Groa, Dan. Groe, Sw. Gro. Cf. Green, Grass.
(01 Mar 1998)
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