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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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It grows back twisted and gnarled and hard." Just like a broken bone that is not set correctly won't grow back quite the same, emotional breaks can take the same toll.
Doctors say the condition is quite normal and most women's hair grows back fully by their child's first birthday.
I planted the bulb three years ago and when the leaves go yellow I cut it down and just leave it and every year it grows back taller.
"More importantly, I am delighted to say that the hair no longer grows back so quickly and when it does the hair is softer and lighter than before.
And now poor Tavis has been banned from the school until his hair grows back.
The researchers started with two simple observations: When you cut off a newt's leg at the ankle, only the foot grows back. If you cut off a leg at the base, the whole leg grows back.
Once all the hair grows back, I'm going to shave around the gorilla so it's like a 3-D tattoo.
I've tried shaving, but it really itches as it grows back and I can't stand the pain of waxing.
After flocks wear out the pasture in the first valley, families move on until the pasture grows back.
"I didn't lose any pay over it, and I've got more viewers than ever, and hair grows back."
How do I ensure that the new nail grows back straight and smooth?
Now, while his fur grows back, Scooby will wear the wool jumper to keep out the cold.
Because the tissue eventually grows back, Shortkroff notes, "it's not a cure." But a single treatment can cut or eliminate pain for some 3 to 5 years in 65 to 70 percent of patients with early-stage disease.
`I go to the acupuncturist and he puts about 20 needles in my head, I leave and the hair grows back until the next time,' she says.
"How it grows back depends on how healthy you are inside.