grow up

verb

Definition of grow up

intransitive verb
1 a :to grow toward or arrive at full stature or physical or mental maturity :to progress from childhood toward adulthood
  • growing up intellectually
  • grew up in the city
; also :to become an adult
  • She wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
b :to stop thinking or behaving in a childish way
  • He should grow up and accept his responsibilities.
2 :to begin to exist and develop as time passes
  • A number of cities grew up along the river.

Examples of grow up in a Sentence

  1. everyone has to grow up at some point in their lives

First Known Use of grow up

1535



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