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grow back

To return to a previous length or degree of growth, as after having been cut or trimmed. I know you're not thrilled with your new haircut, but don't worry, it's just hair—it'll grow back. When do you think that part of the bush will grow back? I didn't realize how much it was hiding our ugly porch.
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grow back

[for something that has come off] to grow back again. (Includes parts of plants and some animals, fingernails, toenails, etc.) The lizard's tail grew back in a few months. The leaves will grow back in a month or so.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Nowadays, I'm sure glad it grew back. Each spring, I cut all the new growth back down to the stump and use the small shoots as posts for my chicken-wire fence.
Dog owner's extreme reaction when grooming parlour completely shaved his bichon frise If only hair grew back or something.
I didn't have to say much at the time to Jesse to warn her about the perils of premature hair removal, because she was horrified to find her dark leg hair looked even thicker after it grew back.
"But I decided to stop wearing a wig and that's when my confidence grew back too.
She lost her hair after having chemotherapy and radiation treatment but it grew back.
The former EastEnders star, 53, said he had coloured his hair for the last 20 years after it grew back grey after he had a brain tumour.
She's had it cut three times since it grew back to encourage it to thicken.
She underwent a ten-hour operation at Birmingham Children's Hospital but the tumour grew back and, in 2009, the youngster had to endure six weeks of intensive daily radiotherapy when she lost a large area of hair.
"I shaved my eyebrows off, they only just grew back," Fox News quoted her as saying at the premiere of her latest comedy "Couple's Retreat".
However, what grew back was different from what had been destroyed, partly because there was a lot less of it.
This means that their needles fell off every fall and grew back every spring.
After a partial hepatectomy, the livers of mice given antibodies that block the protein and of mice genetically engineered to lack SCF grew back more slowly than mouse livers typically do.
The forest grew back in most places, of course, but it was not always the same one--either by human design or nature's intractability.
The therapy spurred bone formation so well that 90 percent of the missing skull bone grew back within a month.
Our pioneering forefathers cleared this vast wilderness--from New England south to West Virginia and west to the Mississippi River--and then, as the tide of settlers moved relentlessly westward, the trees grew back, just in time to feed an industrial revolution the likes of which had never been seen before.