Word of the Day: Grow Up

Word of the day: grow up

the process of getting bigger until you become an adult

“My children have all grown up and left home”

“Stop acting like a child – why don’t you grow up for once?”

The verb ‘to grow’ has several meanings, all connected to increasing size but be careful not to use the preposition ‘up’ in these examples:

“Sales grew by thirty percent year” (Not “grew up”)

“I grow tomatoes on my balcony” (=I plant them and help them grow)