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grow by leaps and bounds

To rapidly grow or expand. Our small company has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year, thanks in no small part to our aggressive new marketing campaign. Our puppy has grown by leaps and bounds since we switched it to a new brand of dog food.
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grow like Topsy

To rapidly grow or expand. Our small company has grown like Topsy over the past year, thanks in no small part to our aggressive new marketing campaign. Our puppy has grown like Topsy since we switched it to a new brand of dog food.
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grow up

1. To become older and more mature. This phrase can also be used when one is annoyed with someone else's immaturity. When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut Oh, grow up and take some responsibility for your actions.
2. To arise or emerge. Protests have grown up all across the nation in response to that incident.
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grow up

to become mature; to become adult. All the children have grown up and the parents are left with a lot of debts.
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grow up

1. Become an adult, as in Sam wants to be a policeman when he grows up. [First half of 1500s]
2. Come into existence, arise, as in Similar social problems grew up in all the big cities. [Late 1500s]
3. Become mature or sensible, as in It's time you grew up and faced the facts. This usage may also be in the form of an imperative (as in Don't bite your nails-grow up!) [Mid-1900s]
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grow like ˈTopsy

grow very fast, particularly in an unplanned or uncontrolled way: After many contributions, our website has grown like Topsy, and is now being completely revised.Topsy was a female character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
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grow up

v.
To become an adult: I want to be a teacher when I grow up.
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Pure Grown Diamonds are cultivated in the largest "Diamond Growing Greenhouse" in Singapore.
All coffees are shade grown, organic and Fair Trade.
To avoid the price dips and the use of hazardous chemicals, the elder Peters decided to start producing naturally grown coffee.
Grown on a few hundred acres in Watsonville, Salinas and Santa Maria.
The former grains the security of knowing he or she has been paid for a portion of the harvest and the farmer's "community" participates in how and where their food is grown.
People who have been doing this for many years get even simpler with their food preparation, often using only a knife and cutting board, if that, and relying more on locally grown produce.
We are blessed with many small farms that are able (and eager) to grow for a local market that appreciates quality and the special flavors that come from products grown for freshness and flavor.
New native groves are sometimes planted from seedlings grown from nuts.
Not only will they keep for months, but they also can be added to a garden or grown continuously in pots.
Each growing tree annually produces a new ring of cells, which consists of a relatively wide, light ring grown during the productive seasons of spring and summer, and a thinner, darker ring grown during the harsher months of autumn or winter.
The reception to his organic apples has been so great that he has branched out into organic and Naturally Grown produce.
Grown in open fields in full sun, coffee trees have doubled their yield, but at a high cost to the environment (see "Singing for Songbirds," In Briefs, July/August 2000).
One caution: Scotch pines tend toward spindliness when grown without pruning (especially under very dry conditions).
Sugar maples, they report, increase photosynthetic carbon dioxide uptake by 20 percent (per unit weight) when grown in 650 parts per million (ppm) carbon dioxide instead of the 350-ppm level representative of ambient conditions.