È il verbo che fa riferimento alla crescita fisica di una persona o di una cosa.
Aumentare le dimensioni secondo un processo naturale.
Espandersi (vd. gain) ➡ ‘The business grew under new owners’
The tree that my mom planted last year has grown so much, it’s three times the size it was a few months ago!
Look at how much you’ve grown! How tall are you now?
I want to work for a company that will allow me to grow both personally and professionally.
My hair grows so quickly, I need to get a haircut every month.
TO GROW UP
È il verbo specifico per il posto/ zona/ paese/ situazione economica/ periodo storico ecc.. dove/ in cui sei cresciuto oppure quando si parla di quanto è diventata matura una persona (es:You’ve really grown up, two years ago you never would have reacted so calmly!)
- My parents grew up during The Great Depression so they were always very careful about money and spending because they knew what it was like to not have any.
- They were born in Spain to Spanish parents but grew up in America so they speak both Spanish and English fluently.
- I grew up on the same street that I am moving to next week, I’m so excited!
- You’ve really grown up, two years ago you never would have reacted so calmly in this kind of situation!
“I have grown up in my company and now I am a manager.” —> I have had the chance to grow in my company and now I am a manager. OR –> I have advanced in my company and now I am a manager.