Phrasal Verbs with 'Grow'

Grow apart

Become distant, stop having a close relationship because time, distance, interests, etc, have changed

Example: We used to be good friends at school but have since GROWN APART.

Grow away from

Become less friendly with

Example: I have GROWN AWAY FROM many of the people I grew up with.

Grow back

Grow again

Example: Nails GROW BACK quickly after you cut them.

Grow from

Result from a process

Example: A lot GREW FROM the peace talks.

Grow into

Grow to fit large clothes

Example: The jacket's a bit big, but she'll GROW INTO it.

Grow into

Mature or change into

Example: She's has GROWN INTO a lovely person.

Grow into

Develop or change over time to fit something

Example: It may seem difficult at first, but you will GROW INTO the job.

Grow on

Like something that you didn't like at first

Example: The painting has GROWN ON me; I used to ate it.

Grow on

Have a greater influence or degree of acceptance

Example: The plans sounded strange at first, but they have GROWN ON me.

Grow on

Become gradually more evident

Example: A feeling of distrust of them GREW ON me.

Grow out

Let hair, etc, with dyes, perms grow to get rid of the style

Example: I'm letting the perm GROW OUT.

Grow out of

Grow too large for clothes

Example: He GREW OUT OF those shoes in no time at all.

Grow out of

Lose interest as you grow older or become more mature

Example: He was obsessed with computer games but the he GREW OUT OF them.

Grow out of

Result or develop from

Example: The idea for the film GREW OUT OF an accident that happened to the director.

Grow to

Eventually do something

Example: We GREW TO like the neighbourhood.

Grow together

Gradually become attached, united or close

Example: We GREW TOGETHER while we were working on the same project.

Grow up

Mature, become adult

Example: He GREW UP in the West Country.

Grow up

Arise, emerge

Example: The industry GREW UP very quickly.

Grow up

Develop in a place or for a reason (city, town, etc)

Example: The town GREW UP as a trading post.

Grow up on

Do or have something when you are a child

Example: We GREW UP ON cartoons.

Grow upon

Like something that you didn't like at first

Example: The book started slowly and was a bit dull, but it has GROWN UPON me.

Grow upon

Have a greater influence or degree of acceptance

Example: As we got nearer the date of the meeting, their idea GREW UPON me.

Grow upon

Become gradually more evident

Example: A feeling of distrust of them GREW UPON me.