growing up as a teen in the 1960s, she had yearned to wear the same clothes her girlfriends wore.
When I was growing up in India, parents arranged the marriages between young men and women.
I get to play the role of a sexy gay pop star, the kind I never had growing up.
growing up in the 1990s, I watched Free to Be on VHS and listened to the songs on a cassette tape over and over again.
Omar bin Laden, in growing up Bin Laden, described a father who was driven and ambitious, always seeking to be best.
When a girl is growing up in the Rootabaga Country she learns some things to do, some things not to do.
People say you are growing up to be a bad boy, and that ain't just to us.'
At first she saw him growing up before her eyes the living image of his father.
And the lad was growing up the very antithesis of his father.
When the children were growing up and in the crucial stage of adolescens, the father was like some ugly irritant to their souls.
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.