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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
Related words
  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.

  2. 2
    to stop behaving like a child, and become wiser

    It wasn’t until my marriage ended that I really started to grow up.

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