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To become larger

grow

verb

if children or animals grow, they become taller or larger

expand

verb

to become larger in size and fill more space

swell

verb

to become larger than normal, usually because of liquid collecting inside

bulk up

to become bigger and heavier

dilate

verb

if part of your body dilates, it becomes bigger and wider

billow

verb

to be filled with air and swell out like a sail

inflate

verb

to become inflated

mature

verb

to grow to full adult size

outstrip

verb

to become larger than something else

outgrow

verb

to become bigger, more successful, more popular etc, in a way that makes your previous methods or activities no longer suitable

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