When I was growing up in India, parents arranged the marriages between young men and women.
As the U.S. turns toward its next military chapter, a growing concern is likely to be Libya.
Fred has a similarly single-minded approach to keeping his pub from failing, and a growing animosity toward his competition.
Despite the growing availability of gluten-free items, grocery shopping remains unnerving.
Clearly, she is growing her personal brand—which it isn't as brutal as it seems.
The handling of forests is a business just as the growing of corn is a business.
A vague unrest and dissatisfaction with her Christian experience were growing on her.
It has supported us ever since, for Rice traded with it, and kept it growing, good fellow.
Mary went with him quite unafraid, though now with a growing curiosity.
"I was afraid you might be growing impatient," she confessed.
Old English growan (of plants) "to grow, flourish, increase, develop, get bigger" (class VII strong verb; past tense greow, past participle growen), from Proto-Germanic *gro- (cf. Old Norse groa, Old Frisian groia, Dutch groeien, Old High German gruoen), from PIE root *ghre- (see grass). Applied in Middle English to human beings (c.1300) and animals (early 15c.) and their parts, supplanting Old English weaxan (see wax (v.)).
Have you ever heard anything about God, Topsy? ... Do you know who made you?" "Nobody, as I knows on," said the child. ... "I spect I grow'd. Don't think nobody never made me." [Harriet B. Stowe, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," 1851]
v. grew (grōō), grown (grōn), grow·ing, grows
To increase in size by a natural process.
To develop and reach maturity.
To be capable of growth; thrive.