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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theygrow up
he/she/itgrows up
present participlegrowing up
past tensegrew up
past participlegrown up

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  1. 1
    to change from being a baby or young child to being an older child or adult

    She’s really starting to grow up now.

    1. a.
      used for talking about the things that happened while you were a child

      I grew up in Indiana.

      He never saw his father while he was growing up.

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used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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