HyperDic: grow_up

English > 1 sense of the expression grow up:
VERBsocialgrow upbecome an adult
English > grow up: 1 sense > verb 1, social
MeaningBecome an adult.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue grow up
Caused byrear, raise, bring up, nurture, parentBring up
Narrowercome of agereach a certain age that marks a transition to maturity
Broadermature, maturate, growDevelop and reach maturity
See alsogrowbecome larger / larger, greater, or bigger

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