Definitions starting with G

ID #4649

grow

[Atlantic; OED, to advance in age obs. → 1715] v. to become an adult; to grow up: I finish grow there (Nassau). (Black)

grow a big man or woman [Car.; Gut. idem (Par­sons 1923:16); cf. GROW and BIG PEOPLE] phr. to become an adult: Terry sure grow a big woman fast (Nassau). (Black)

grow big and get sense [Car.] phr. to become mature. (Black)

grow up [Car.] phr. to raise (children, etc.): I grew up all my children right there (Long). (Black)

Tags: phrase, verb, verb phrase

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Last update: 2011-05-21 20:44
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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