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grow up

This page is about the phrasal verb grow up.

Meaning: to change from being a child to being an adult, or from being an immature adult to being a mature adult

For example:

  • grow up Adults often ask kids what they're going to be when they grow up.

  • grow up Rajiv was born in India, but he grew up in England.

Quick Quiz:

Isabel has grown up since the last time I saw her

a. six hours ago

b. six days ago

c. six years ago

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