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 for grow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grow \Grow\ (gr[=o]), v. i. [imp. Grew (gr[udd]); p. p. Grown
      (gr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Growing.] [AS. gr[=o]wan; akin
     to D. groeijen, Icel. gr[=o]a, Dan. groe, Sw. gro. Cf.
     Green, Grass.]
     1. To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to
        increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter
        into the living organism; -- said of animals and
        vegetables and their organs.
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     2. To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to
        be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue.
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              Winter began to grow fast on.         --Knolles.
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              Even just the sum that I do owe to you
              Is growing to me by Antipholus.       --Shak.
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     3. To spring up and come to maturity in a natural way; to be
        produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice
        grows in warm countries.
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              Where law faileth, error groweth.     --Gower.
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     4. To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect
        from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale.
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              For his mind
              Had grown Suspicion's sanctuary.      --Byron.
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     5. To become attached or fixed; to adhere.
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              Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow.
                                                    --Shak.
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     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.
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              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. --Howells.
  
     Syn: To become; increase; enlarge; augment; improve; expand;
          extend.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grow \Grow\ (gr[=o]), v. t.
     To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a
     crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco. --Macaulay.
  
     Syn: To raise; to cultivate. See Raise, v. t., 3.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  grow
      v 1: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific
           property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty";
           "She grew angry" [syn: turn, grow]
      2: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The
         problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
      3: 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: cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his
         backyard"
      5: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured
         fast"; "The child grew fast" [syn: mature, maturate,
         grow]
      6: 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" [syn: originate,
         arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow]
      7: 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" [syn: grow, raise,
         farm, produce]
      8: 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" [syn: grow, develop, produce,
         get, acquire]
      9: 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" [syn: develop, grow]
      10: become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The
          tree trunks had grown together"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  156 Moby Thesaurus words for "grow":
     accrue, accumulate, advance, age, appreciate, arise,
     attain majority, balloon, be changed, be converted into,
     bear fruit, become, bloat, bloom, blossom, boom, breed, brew,
     broaden, bud, burgeon, burst forth, care for, carve, chisel, come,
     come of age, come over, come to be, come to maturity, convert,
     crescendo, crop, cultivate, culture, develop, dryfarm, enlarge,
     evolute, evolve, expand, extract, farm, fatten, feed, fledge,
     flourish, flower, foster, fructify, gain, gain strength, garden,
     gather, gemmate, germinate, get, get ahead, get to be, go, go up,
     grow rank, grow up, harvest, hatch, hypertrophy, increase,
     intensify, issue, keep, leaf, leaf out, leave, leave the nest,
     lengthen, luxuriate, machine, maturate, mature, mellow, mill, mine,
     mount, multiply, mushroom, nurse, nurture, originate, outgrow,
     overdevelop, overgrow, overrun, overtop, plant, process, procreate,
     produce, progress, proliferate, propagate, prosper, pullulate,
     pump, put forth, put forth leaves, put out buds, raise, ranch,
     reach manhood, reach twenty-one, reach voting age, rear, refine,
     reproduce, riot, ripe, ripen, rise, rise up, root, run, run up,
     season, settle down, sharecrop, shoot, shoot up, smelt, snowball,
     sow, spread, spring up, sprout, sprout up, stem, strengthen,
     strike root, swell, take root, temper, tend, thicken, thrive,
     toga virilis, tower, turn, turn into, upgrow, uprise, upshoot,
     upspear, upspring, upsprout, vegetate, wax, widen
  
  

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