grow up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v grow up become an adult
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Human tapeworms can grow up to 22.9m.
    • Grow up to advance in growth, become full-grown; to take root, spring up
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  • Doug Horton
    “Growing old is not growing up.”
  • Casey Stengel
    Casey Stengel
    “The trick is growing up without growing old.”
  • Pablo Picasso
    “Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.”
  • John Plomp
    John Plomp
    “You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.”
  • E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings
    “It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”
  • Richard Bach
    “Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. grówan; Ice. gróa; conn. with green.


In literature:

If we had good luck with the sixty chicks, how many would grow up?
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
Some of his fellows were gone, and some were growing up by his side.
"Myths That Every Child Should Know" by Various
It will be a pity if you don't grow up nice-looking.
"Melchior's Dream and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
The soil Donald MacRae had cleared and turned to meadow, to small fields of grain, was growing up to ferns and scrub.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The babies, I needn't say, are growing up little vagabonds.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
No one believes I shall live to grow up.
"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The affections of a boy grow up with tears to water them; and the year blooms with showers.
"Dream Life" by Donald G. Mitchell
It is perfectly hardy on the prairies and grows up ten or fifteen feet high.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Why did Solomon grow up with selfish and extravagant habits and ideals?
"Hebrew Life and Times" by Harold B. Hunting
Bunny wants to keep a real store when he grows up.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Keeping Store" by Laura Lee Hope
Our two boys and three gals is done growed up and I'se got three grandchillun now.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
My Mistess' chillun wuz all growed up so jess us little niggers played tergether.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I don't see why you should not grow up a polished gentleman.
"Adrift in New York" by Horatio Alger
He used to turn to me and say: 'Maybe you'll be a great lady when you grow up, Margot, and I shall be an English viscount.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
We want to be allowed just to grow up.
"The Patient Observer" by Simeon Strunsky
Laziness coming on more and more every year as they grow up.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
You don't want to grow up ignorant, and have your folks ashamed of you.
"While Caroline Was Growing" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
They ought to have known most of those things wouldn't grow up this close to timber-line.
"The Master-Knot of Human Fate" by Ellis Meredith
I can't bear to think of one of those lovely twins growing up into such a pug-nosed, freckle-faced sauce-box.
"Heart of Gold" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Don't grow up a stranger to me, darling.
"About Peggy Saville" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

But that which in me rose up to be said
Grows dumb before his look,
And, trembling in my fear, I bow my head
As if at some rebuke.
"One of The Four In Song" by Alexander Anderson
The trees that grow straight up and stretch wide arms,
The snow heaped in the skies,
The light falling so simply on all;
My lifted eyes
"Happiness" by John Freeman
"My son, growing up so worthy,
Shall comfort my widowed fears;
And he shall be my strong right hand,
Through the cares of future years."
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
My better being. I felt sudden pow'r
Grow up within the breast
To act those thoughts that cropp'd up hour by hour,
At the left angel's hest.
"The Two Angels" by Alexander Anderson
There in the tomb the dark grows blacker,
But wind comes up from the shore:
They shake when the winds roar,
Old bones upon the mountain shake.
"The Black Tower" by William Butler Yeats
Long live this honored, worthy pair!
May fortune come at their command!
And may their sons and daughter fair,
Grow up to grace their native land!
"Kind Gentlemen And Ladies Fair" by David John Scott

In news:

Lots of kids these days are growing up with only their grandparents.
But his other baby is growing up fast.
Stanley George Bordagaray got his nickname from his mother when he was growing up in Coalinga, Calif, in a family of French descent.
WILLIAMSBURG — Children grow up so quickly that keeping them in clothing that fits can be an ongoing struggle.
OAKLAND (AP) — Lonely Planet has long been synonymous with adventurous, no-frills young travelers, but the guidebook company's City Guides are growing up.
After growing up on video games and computers, they have come to understand how information can be aggregated, reformatted and used online from anywhere to enhance and improve building operations.
From 'The Giver ' to 'Twilight,' Young Adult Fiction Helps Teens Grow Up.
Why can't Don Draper, Raylan Givens, and Rick Grimes grow up.
That's what it was like growing up in Nashville.
Suzi Quatro talks fame, Fonzie, rock stardom and growing up in Detroit.
The time has come for Ramon Ramirez to grow up.
AN avid reader growing up, I decided that there were two types of children's books: call it "Little Women" versus "Phantom Tollbooth".
Growing up, Dan Sipplecqlearned the importance of charities.
They Grow Up So Fast.
With New Sizes and Features, iPods Grow Up.

In science:

Test cases might also be split up when growing too large .
Exploring the Composition of Unit Test Suites
Thus all an are well defined and finite but the problem is that |ν (λ)| can be large (up to N n at given order n) and therefore ω0 · ν (λ) although never zero can become very small as n grows.
Perturbation Theory
The orbital correlation function MOO (x = 0) decreases abruptly, and MA−AF (x = 0) grows up.
Dilution effect in correlated electron system with orbital degeneracy
The realization of Φ ∼ Pθ⋆ is assumed to be observed in a domain Λn ⊕ D+ , with D+ ≥ D , aimed at growing up to Rd as n → +∞.
Residuals and goodness-of-fit tests for stationary marked Gibbs point processes
Jensen and K¨unsch (1994), Comets and Janzura (1998) or Billiot et al. (2008)), where Λn is assumed to be of the discrete form [−n, n]d , we consider general domains that may grow continuously up to Rd .
Residuals and goodness-of-fit tests for stationary marked Gibbs point processes
Since we al low the domain Λn to grow continuously up to Rd , its decomposition in sub-cubes with side-length δ is not always possible.
Residuals and goodness-of-fit tests for stationary marked Gibbs point processes
Alternatively, these gates may provide a mechanism for growing DV qubit cluster states in an efficient, deterministic fashion; for certain simple (though non-universal) graph states such as linear or star (GHZ-type) graphs, the qumode may interact as little as two times with each qubit to build up the graph [213].
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
The distribution is nearly constant (in a logarithmic scale) up to the knee that corresponds to the saturation momentum which grows with increasing rapidity.
The Status of Parton Saturation and the CGC
The typical spacing between defect spindles ξdefect ≡ c−1/3 defect, using a defect concentration cdefect ≡ Pq cq (q − 5)2 that puts more weight on higherorder defects, indeed grows by no more than 1 − 2% over a density range over which the relaxation time goes up by several decades.
Geometrical Frustration and Static Correlations in a Simple Glass Former
Vesperini et al. (2010) suggested that in massive and/or compact globular clusters, a central seed sMBH may grow by up to a factor of 100 via accretion of gas lost by the first generation of cluster stars in the ir red-giant phase.
Ultraluminous X-ray Sources in the Chandra and XMM-Newton Era
The distribution of the active regions versus longitude and time on the surface of CoRoT-2 is plotted in Fig. 1 where we see two persistent active longitudes in which individual active regions appear, grow, and decay with lifetimes up to ∼ 50 − 60 days.
Searching for star-planet magnetic interaction in CoRoT observations
The thermal pressure also drops just after the singular point and then increases in the region where the density grows up and the temperature reaches a constant value.
The Steady State Wind Model for Young Stellar Clusters with an Exponential Stellar Density Distribution
It is closely related to the extensivity of matter, i..e, that the volume of a substance grows proportional to its quantity, otherwise a macroscopic number of particles would not take up a macroscopic volume.
Book review: Stability of Matter in Quantum Mechanics, by Elliott H. Lieb and Robert Seiringer
Notice that the percentage of wrong decisions by ∆e turns up as n grows up and can be quite important if m′ 2 is sufficiently far away from m2 .
Testing means from sampling populations with undefined labels
As expected, the percentage of correct decisions by ∆m goes up as n grows up.
Testing means from sampling populations with undefined labels