grow cold

grow cold

1. Literally, to gradually lose heat; to become cold. Tommy, come down to dinner—your food is growing cold! Her feet grew cold from standing out in the snow in high heels.
2. To wane or diminish; to lessen in strength over time, especially a feeling, sentiment, or interest. We had an intense relationship initially, but lately it seems like his affection has grown cold.
See also: cold, grow
References in classic literature ?
But his zeal did not grow cold; and only about five years before his death he took great pains in preparing a new edition of the Indian Bible."
Her husband might put her to shame and turn her out, Vronsky might grow cold to her and go on living his own life apart (she thought of him again with bitterness and reproach); she could not leave her son.
In that hour she repeated what the merciful eyes of solitude have looked on for ages in the spiritual struggles of man-- she besought hardness and coldness and aching weariness to bring her relief from the mysterious incorporeal might of her anguish: she lay on the bare floor and let the night grow cold around her; while her grand woman's frame was shaken by sobs as if she had been a despairing child.
I felt her hands grow cold; she drew them resolutely out of mine, and rose with the tears in her eyes.
But melons are not very nutritious, and when we had satisfied our thirst with their pulpy substance, and put a stock to cool by the simple process of cutting them in two and setting them end on in the hot sun to grow cold by evaporation, we began to feel exceedingly hungry.
Unlike other men, who enter with ardor upon a perilous resolution and grow cold as the moment of execution approaches, the Duc de Beaufort, whose buoyant courage had become a proverb, seemed to push time before him and sought most eagerly to hasten the hour of action.
It built a reputation as a hardy, easy to grow cold weather crop, until it gradually lost its following.
Feed sugar or corn syrup to beehives when the nights grow cold and flowers grow scarce.
To mark the beginning of Lent, His Holiness, Pope Francis, released his Lenten message on Ash Wednesday last February, with a line quoted from the Gospel of Matthew: "Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold." (Mt 24:12).
We see her heart wants to grow cold, is how I can put it," Sears (http://www.eonline.com/news/758242/could-the-flash-s-zoom-help-turn-caitlin-snow-into-killer-frost) told E!
"Then when they grow cold we will push them even harder and keep pushing until we achieve our goals.
This will focus on assessing the emerging markets, the difference between cold chain in the Middle East and Europe and how to eliminate barriers to grow cold chain.
If the ground is clear, among the strategies used to grow cold crops are putting covers over rows to protect them.
nights grow cold from the ground up under the shadow of his towers.
Your tea would grow cold, footy games would be ignored and even Knight Rider would be given a miss as this slowly re-spooling tape would become the centre of your existence.