UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgrəʊɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(grōing)

From the verb grow: (⇒ conjugate)
growing is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. has been a growing number of reports of
  2. address growing concern over
  3. recognize the growing importance of
  4. address growing demand for
  5. face growing competition for
  6. have a growing list of [things to do, places to go, groceries to buy]
  7. (rapidly) growing market share
  8. a (rapidly) growing population
  9. has been growing interest [in, among]
  10. is becoming a growing concern (among)
  11. a fast-growing [market, community, career, tree, company]
  12. is the fastest-growing [profession, sector]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. grow a [garden, plant]
  2. grow [food, tomatoes, flowers]
  3. grow into a [man, woman]
  4. grow up to be a [fireman, doctor]
  5. grow up!
  6. grow your [hair, nails, beard]
  7. grow your [bangs, color] out
  8. growing out my [bangs]
  9. let your [hair, sideburns] grow
  10. grow in [popularity, size, difficulty]
  11. grew (at least) [five inches]
  12. grow by [leaps, spurts]
  13. grow on [trees, bushes, vines]
  14. grow (it) from a [seed, seedling, cutting, bulb]
  15. grow from the [experience, pain]
  16. grow your [business, company, profits]
  17. [business] has grown (from)
  18. has grown from [10 employees, a small] to
  19. keeps growing [better, more beautiful] (with age)
  20. [it's, this song] is growing on me
  21. have grown very close to her
  22. grow together
  23. [they, the siblings, the friends] grew apart
  24. he'll grow into it
  25. grow [quickly, exponentially, linearly]
  26. [thrive, change, survive, develop] and grow
  27. [continued, began] to grow
  28. [her influence, their reach] has grown
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