grew
Grew is the past tense of the irregular verb grow. Follow the link to listen to some examples.
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took up
accepted
Example: I took up that job offer.
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rock up
(informal) arrive; turn up
Example: What time are you going to rock up tonight?
shown
Shown is the past participle of the irregular verb show. Follow the link to find out more and to listen to examples.
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caught the eye
attracted the attention
Example: Her performance caught the eye of the producer.
Here caught is the past participle of the irregular verb catch. Follow the link to find out more and to listen to examples.
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at worst
taking the least hopeful view; the worst thing that can happen is
Example: You might as well buy a lottery ticket - at best you win a million dollars and at worst you've wasted only a few dollars.