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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.
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"He saw a poster for The Little Princess Trust which makes real hair wigs and said 'can I grow my hair for that?' "I told him it would take a few years but he said 'I can do that.' It has grown down his back now and is blonde and curly.
Long locks Brooke's hair has grown down to her waist
And what was happening was that stuff and things were getting together in the minds of the electorate, not that they were collectively conscious of this, and that when it came to putting the cross on the ballot paper there it was, the enabling environment that made it possible for Naya Pakistan was the creation of the better Pakistan that had grown down the years of fumbling and bumbling and cock-ups - into a born-again change agent.
Grown Down by Growth: Tribe, Caste, Class and Inequality in Twenty-First-Century India.
SEASONAL food tastes better, is good for the environment and supports local producers but it is also deeply satisfying to create a meal with ingredients grown down the road rather than flown across the world.
But I bet it won't be long before he gets wind of the chillis being grown down the bottom end.
They're looking for food that was grown down the street that they know is healthy.
He lost a third of his body weight, his beard had grown down to his chest, his toenails curled around his feet and fungus grew on his skin because he was deprived of showers.
In countries like France, people drink mostly what's grown down the road, and those grapes haven't changed for hundreds of years.
This meant his bowel had not grown down fully and he had no anus.
It achieved instant iconic status as their last work before the mysterious disappearance of tortured guitarist Richey James - and the legend has grown down the years because of the inverted snobbery that defined their later massive commercial success as selling out.
Insulin grown down on the pharm would probably be much cheaper than ours today.
"Mirren has lovely long hair that has grown down to her waist so getting it cut was a big change for her.
"It frustrates me people still order turf grown down south, when cutting down on transport time should be everyone's priority.
"We have either grown up or grown down - I'm still not sure which one it is but I think we've got a bit more into being a live band because we have been gigging so much and that is what we are happiest doing.