grow


grow
grow grow [grəʊ ǁ groʊ] verb grew PASTTENSE [gruː] grown PASTPART [grəʊn ǁ groʊn] COMMERCE
1. [intransitive] to increase in amount, size, or degree:

• Seaman grew rapidly, becoming one of the largest advertisers in the New York area.

• As the US starts to grow again, it will be a more attractive place in which to invest.

grow by

• In the past 12 months, the labor force has grown by around 60,000.

2. [transitive] if you grow a business activity, you make it bigger:

• We want to grow the export side of the business.

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grow UK US /grəʊ/ verb (grew, grown)
[I] to increase in size or amount, or to become more advanced or developed: »

The company is exploring the idea of acquisitions as a way to grow.

grow by sth »

The labour force is expected to grow by 2% next year.

grow from sth to sth »

The number of stores in the town has grown from 80 to over 150.

grow at a rate of sth »

Sales have grown at a rate of 16.2% annually since 2008.

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to grow rapidly/steadily/significantly

[T] to develop something, so that its amount, size, or level of success increases: grow a company/business »

The loan will be used to buy the machinery we need to grow the company.

grow revenue/market share/sales »

The Chinese companies grew their revenue by 53% last year.

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This money is going to projects that will create jobs and helpgrow the economy.

[T] PRODUCTION if you grow a particular plant or crop, you plant it and take care of it, usually in order to sell it: »

We grow organic fruit and vegetables.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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