grow to (do something)

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grow to (do something)

To slowly begin to do something or feel a certain way over time. Ian annoyed me at first, but I really grew to like him as we spent more time together. Every young adult grows to want more freedom from their family—that's just how it is. Grandma grew to hate the cold and eventually moved to Florida.
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grow to do something

to gradually begin to do certain things, using verbs such as feel, know, like, need, respect, sense, suspect, think, want, wonder, etc. I grew to hate Bob over a period of years. As I grew to know Bob, I began to like him.
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The company has grown to nearly $10 billion in revenue and generates profits of more than $1 billion a year.
Entering the third era of disk evolution, the capacity of a single disk drive has grown to nearly 200GB, 40,000 times greater than the first 24-inch-platter, 5MB drive in 1956.
Projections out to 2005 indicate that the average administrator will be able to manage between 4-5TB of data, while the typical site capacity will have grown to over 50TB.
SKIN CELLS Skin cells, or basal cells (mag: x65), can be grown to help burn victims.