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grow down

To move downward through or into something over time. Typically said of roots. The roots of that tree better not be growing down into our sewer pipe!
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grow down (into something)

[for roots] to penetrate downward as they grow. The young roots grew down into the rich soil. The roots grew down and drew up the precious water.
See also: down, grow
References in classic literature ?
Except on the crown, which was raggedly bald, he had stiff, black hair, standing jaggedly all over it, and growing down hill almost to his broad, blunt nose.
Here are not many people--and as it is desirable that a story- teller and a story-reader should establish a mutual understanding as soon as possible, I beg it to be noticed that I confine this observation neither to young people nor to little people, but extend it to all conditions of people: little and big, young and old: yet growing up, or already growing down again--there are not, I say, many people who would care to sleep in a church.
Basically, what we're doing is a blind bag of Scouse which is potatoes, parsnips, carrots and we have some swede growing down there at the bottom.
Above all the message of My Mum is Growing Down is about the importance of spending time with those you love and finding joy in the world as evidenced in poems like 'My Mum Knows How To Do A Rainy Day' and 'My Mum Says Oh, the World'.
But don't look on an actual street, rather than in the growing down or you might just smell the food, give up running and come and join us.
* I know a man with a feebly growing down upon his chin.
It might have been that they were really scarce in North Dakota, or that I loved the way the cottonwoods growing down along the Missouri smelled.
- Edward Barclay AYES, that can happen and you should get mini cabbages - more like overblown sprouts - growing down the stem.
Pot avocado stones in a 2ltr pot and keep in a bright place AYES, that can happen and you should get mini cabbages - more like overblown sprouts - growing down the stem.
- Edward Barclay, Sheffield CAROL: Yes, that can happen and you should get mini cabbages - more like overblown sprouts - growing down the stem.
At the other end concerns were growing down Dwight Tiendalli's right flank, none more so when Emir Lenjani ventured into 20 yards of unguarded territory to fire into the side netting.
My daughter is enthralled by the plants growing down the side of the building, and will definitely start the green conversation in our household."
They would be equally happy growing down as going up.
For Boland, poems are "a vast root system growing down into ideas and understandings" that taps "into the history and evolution of art and language." Whether poets draw on or challenge a collective past, the connection is certain.