grow down

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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!
See also: down, grow

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 ?
I like the way your hair grows down in a point, and your eyes too-- they never see anything.
Dockrill combines tenderness with humour and understanding to convey the unpredictable moods and crazy behaviour of the eponymous character as she 'grows down'.
Grow big hair Having a good head of hair is possibly the single most important thing you can do, and ideally it should be the sort that grows down.
The fungus grows down the silks to the kernels and causes galls on the ears.
Ingrown toenails--when the toenail grows down into the flesh of your toe--are more common in older adults because our nails tend to thicken with age.
Dwarf ardisia thrives as a lush groundcover, while mondo grass grows down the center of the driveway.
Our experience and that of many friends and neighbors was far from a "solution." Creeping fig takes over the wall, grows down the other side, and roots there also.
But while the clamour grows down south for Owen to start Monday's game David Beckham is facing the axe with Darren Anderton set to take over his role as right wing- back.
The flower then dries up and falls off, and the vine grows down toward the soil (2).