grow up

verb

Definition of grow up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  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.

  3. 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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