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Grow vs. Build

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Growverb

(ergative) To become bigger.

‘Children grow quickly.’;

Buildverb

(transitive) To form (something) by combining materials or parts.

Growverb

(intransitive) To appear or sprout.

‘Flowers grew on the trees as summer approached.’; ‘A long tail began to grow from his backside.’;

Buildverb

(transitive) To develop or give form to (something) according to a plan or process.

Growverb

(transitive) 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?’;

Buildverb

(transitive) To increase or strengthen (something) by adding gradually to.

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Growverb

(copulative) 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.’;

Buildverb

(transitive) To establish a basis for (something).

Growverb

To become attached or fixed; to adhere.

Buildverb

(intransitive) To form by combining materials or parts.

Growverb

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.

Buildverb

(intransitive) To develop in magnitude or extent.

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Growverb

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

‘Winter began to grow fast on.’; ‘Even just the sum that I do owe to youIs growing to me by Antipholus.’;

Buildverb

To construct (software) by compiling its source code.

Growverb

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.

‘Where law faileth, error groweth.’;

Buildverb

To be converted into software by compilation, usually with minimal human intervention.

‘This code won't build any more. Have you made any changes?’;

Growverb

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

‘For his mindHad grown Suspicion's sanctuary.’;

Buildnoun

The physique of a human body; constitution or structure of a human body.

‘Rugby players are of sturdy build.’;

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Growverb

To become attached or fixed; to adhere.

‘Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow.’; ‘These wars have grown out of commercial considerations.’;

Buildnoun

Any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.

‘The computer company has introduced a new prototype build to beta testers.’;

Growverb

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

Buildnoun

Any structure, such as a building, statue, pool or forest, created by the player.

‘I made a build that looked like the Parthenon in that game.’;

Growverb

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

‘The weather turned nasty’; ‘She grew angry’;

Buildverb

To erect or construct, as an edifice or fabric of any kind; to form by uniting materials into a regular structure; to fabricate; to make; to raise.

‘Nor aught availed him nowTo have built in heaven high towers.’;

Growverb

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

‘The problem grew too large for me’; ‘Her business grew fast’;

Buildverb

To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.

‘Who builds his hopes in air of your good looks.’;

Growverb

increase in size by natural process;

‘Corn doesn't grow here’; ‘In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees’;

Buildverb

To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; - frequently with up; as, to build up one's constitution.

‘I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up.’;

Growverb

cause to grow or develop;

‘He grows vegetables in his backyard’;

Buildverb

To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.

Growverb

develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation;

‘He matured fast’; ‘The child grew fast’;

Buildverb

To rest or depend, as on a foundation; to ground one's self or one's hopes or opinions upon something deemed reliable; to rely; as, to build on the opinions or advice of others.

Growverb

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’;

Buildnoun

Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship; a great build on a man.

Growverb

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’;

Buildnoun

constitution of the human body

Growverb

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’;

Buildnoun

alternative names for the body of a human being;

‘Leonardo studied the human body’; ‘he has a strong physique’; ‘the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak’;

Growverb

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’;

Buildverb

make by combining materials and parts;

‘this little pig made his house out of straw’; ‘Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer’;

Growverb

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

‘The tree trunks had grown together’;

Buildverb

form or accumulate steadily;

‘Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly’; ‘Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border’;

Growverb

(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’;

Buildverb

build or establish something abstract;

‘build a reputation’;

Growverb

(of a plant) germinate and develop

‘morels grow in a variety of places’;

Buildverb

improve the cleansing action of;

‘build detergents’;

Growverb

cause (plants) to germinate and develop

‘more land was needed to grow crops for export’;

Buildverb

order, supervise, or finance the construction of;

‘The government is building new schools in this state’;

Growverb

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’;

Buildverb

give form to, according to a plan;

‘build a modern nation’; ‘build a million-dollar business’;

Growverb

(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’;

Buildverb

be engaged in building;

‘These architects build in interesting and new styles’;

Growverb

become larger or greater over a period of time; increase

‘turnover grew to more than $100,000 within three years’;

Buildverb

found or ground;

‘build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation’;

Growverb

develop or expand (something, especially a business)

‘entrepreneurs who are struggling to grow their businesses’;

Buildverb

bolster or strengthen;

‘We worked up courage’; ‘build up confidence’; ‘ramp up security in the airports’;

Growverb

become gradually or increasingly

‘sharing our experiences we grew braver’;

Buildverb

develop and grow;

‘Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera’;

Growverb

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

‘supposing we had grown to know and love nuclear power’;

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