grow back

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.
See also: back, grow
References in classic literature ?
The elder bushes did not grow back in the shady ravines between the bluffs, but in the hot, sandy bottoms along the stream, where their roots were always in moisture and their tops in the sun.
The hair will grow back (for the other thing, there's surgery).
My hair began to grow back then when I was 16 it all fell out, everything including eyelashes and eyebrows.
My hair began to grow back for a while and then when I was 16 it all fell out, everything including my eye lashes and eye brows.
At first I thought it would grow back but my hair was so thin and brittle that it would fall out every time I brushed my hair.
The narrator in The Tale of Despereaux famously said, "when your heart breaks it can grow back crooked.
The best way to let your lashes grow back is to give them a rest.
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman is waiting anxiously for his stretched nerves to grow back to normal so that he can fly his plane and sail his boat again.
IT was lovely to read that Gail Porter's hair has started to grow back (left) five years after she was diagnosed with alopecia.
I suppose I should be grateful to it because it has made the skull grow back.
Bamboo, the fastest growing plant on earth, only takes 59 days to grow back after a 60-foot cut, regenerates without replanting, and doesn't need chemicals to grow.
declare yourself or not, you'll get cut down & grow back, cut down
The 41-year-old father of two said: "It'll grow back if they don't burn it away, so there's still a risk.
This question relates to another mystery: In newts, a severed leg will grow back only if the bundle of nerves in it also grows back.