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Grow vs. Blossom

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  • Grow (verb)

    To become bigger.

    "Children grow quickly."

  • Grow (verb)

    To appear or sprout.

    "Flowers grew on the trees as summer approached."

    "A long tail began to grow from his backside."

  • Grow (verb)

    To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants.

    "He grows peppers and squash each summer in his garden."

    "Have you ever grown your hair before?"

  • Grow (verb)

    To assume a condition or quality over time.

    "The boy grew wise as he matured."

    "The town grew smaller and smaller in the distance as we travelled."

    "You have grown strong."

  • Grow (verb)

    To become attached or fixed; to adhere.

  • Blossom (noun)

    A fruit fruiting; a mass of such flowers.

    "The blossom has come early this year."

  • Blossom (noun)

    The state or season of producing such flowers.

    "The orchard is in blossom."

  • Blossom (noun)

    A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.

  • Blossom (noun)

    The colour of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs.

  • Blossom (verb)

    To have, or open into, blossoms; to bloom.

  • Blossom (verb)

    To begin to flourish.

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  • Grow (verb)

    (of a living thing) undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically

    "he would watch Nick grow to manhood"

    "grown men don't act so stupidly"

  • Grow (verb)

    (of a plant) germinate and develop

    "morels grow in a variety of places"

  • Grow (verb)

    cause (plants) to germinate and develop

    "more land was needed to grow crops for export"

  • Grow (verb)

    allow or cause (a part of the body) to grow or develop

    "if a newt's leg is amputated, it will grow a new one"

    "she grew her hair long"

  • Grow (verb)

    (of something abstract) come into existence and develop

    "a school of painting grew up in Cuzco"

    "the play grew out of a drama school project"

  • Grow (verb)

    become larger or greater over a period of time; increase

    "turnover grew to more than $100,000 within three years"

  • Grow (verb)

    develop or expand (something, especially a business)

    "entrepreneurs who are struggling to grow their businesses"

  • Grow (verb)

    become gradually or increasingly

    "sharing our experiences we grew braver"

  • Grow (verb)

    (of a person) come to feel or think something over time

    "supposing we had grown to know and love nuclear power"

  • Blossom (noun)

    a flower or a mass of flowers, especially on a tree or bush

    "tiny white blossoms"

    "the slopes were ablaze with almond blossom"

  • Blossom (noun)

    the state or period of flowering

    "fruit trees in blossom"

  • Blossom (verb)

    (of a tree or bush) produce flowers or masses of flowers

    "a garden in which roses blossom"

  • Blossom (verb)

    mature or develop in a promising or healthy way

    "their friendship blossomed into romance"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Grow (verb)

    To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter into the living organism; - said of animals and vegetables and their organs.

  • Grow (verb)

    To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue.

  • Grow (verb)

    To spring up and come to maturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries.

  • Grow (verb)

    To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale.

  • Grow (verb)

    To become attached or fixed; to adhere.

  • Grow

    To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco.

  • Blossom (noun)

    The flower of a plant, or the essential organs of reproduction, with their appendages; florescence; bloom; the flowers of a plant, collectively; as, the blossoms and fruit of a tree; an apple tree in blossom.

  • Blossom (noun)

    A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.

  • Blossom (noun)

    The color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; - otherwise called peach color.

  • Blossom (verb)

    To put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to flower.

  • Blossom (verb)

    To flourish and prosper; to develop into a superior type.

  • Blossom (verb)

    to appear or grow as if by blossoming; to spread out rapidly.

Webster Dictionary
  • Grow (verb)

    pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become;

    "The weather turned nasty"

    "She grew angry"

  • Grow (verb)

    become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain;

    "The problem grew too large for me"

    "Her business grew fast"

  • Grow (verb)

    increase in size by natural process;

    "Corn doesn't grow here"

    "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"

  • Grow (verb)

    cause to grow or develop;

    "He grows vegetables in his backyard"

  • Grow (verb)

    develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation;

    "He matured fast"

    "The child grew fast"

  • Grow (verb)

    come into existence; take on form or shape;

    "A new religious movement originated in that country"

    "a love that sprang up from friendship"

    "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"

    "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

  • Grow (verb)

    cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques;

    "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"

    "They produce good ham in Parma"

    "We grow wheat here"

    "We raise hogs here"

  • Grow (verb)

    come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes);

    "He grew a beard"

    "The patient developed abdominal pains"

    "I got funny spots all over my body"

    "Well-developed breasts"

  • Grow (verb)

    grow emotionally or mature;

    "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"

    "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"

  • Grow (verb)

    become attached by or as if by the process of growth;

    "The tree trunks had grown together"

  • Blossom (noun)

    reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

  • Blossom (noun)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  • Blossom (verb)

    produce or yield flowers;

    "The cherry tree bloomed"

  • Blossom (verb)

    develop or come to a promising stage;

    "Youth blossomed into maturity"

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