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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When the 15,000- to 18,000-plant crop grows to maturity in three years, the entire yew plant will be harvested, roots and all, ground up and shipped off to an extraction plant to withdraw the chemicals.
The tree grows to 80 feet tall with a width of perhaps 40 feet and tolerates a bit more cold than other live oaks, with a growing area of zones 5 through 9.
This wonderfully fragrant plant is a perennial that grows to about 24 inches in height.
"I find it stunning that the eye grows to a specific target, where it matches the optics and then stops," says Norton.