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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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Throughout everything, Rebecca has tried to remain positive and now her hair has grown back, she's gone blonde.
"I have a fear of waking up to find my hair has grown back. It would be a career finisher" - Comedian Harry Hill (pictured).
Automotive News has reported Templin as saying: 'We've already come to surpass our 2007 number, even though the US market hasn't grown back yet.
After four years with no hair, it has grown back in just four months.
Now that her hair has grown back, Iona has decided that she now wants to help other children in the same position.
A 75-YEAR-OLD former postmaster spoke of his shock when he was told his skull had grown back half a century after a terrible car crash.
He said: "It was a great surprise to find the skull had grown back. You would expect it in a child, but not in an adult, certainly not an area of bone so big.
I'm pleased to say I'm feeling very well now and my hair has grown back. So it would be a real treat to have this makeover.
But scans showed the tumour had grown back after he complained of headaches and loss of vision - something he described as his "worst nightmare".
But Plucky's feathers have now grown back and his dedicated "carers" are confident he is now ready to return to the streets after being pampered at the centre's hospital and aviary.
Bianca Powell's hair was set on fire only weeks after it had fully grown back after four years of chemotherapy.
``We have got photographs of dogs whose hair has grown back and we have got loads of letters from people whose hair is growing back.''
Yet the ponderosa pines have not grown back to their former limits.
What has grown back? "A forest of sticks," says Hubert Vogelmann, a University of Vermont botanist and forest ecologist.