伸 means 'grow'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 940   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-11    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 45    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 36 words   Used in 71 words   Used in 887 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   びる to grow   ばす to stretch, to let grow   べる to lay out (a futon)
Name    のぶ   よぼる
⿰   () man   say  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 伸 is used 6 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 伸 is used 66 times, read 2 ways.
シン : 21 words FIND ALL
expansion and contraction; elasticity; flexibility
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びる : 45 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to grow long (e.g. hair, nails)  (esp. 伸ばす)
2. to lengthen; to extend; to stretch
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An additional の.ばす less common words include 伸 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1431  Joy o' Kanji : 1431  Key to Kanji:

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シン   のびる to grow   のばす to stretch, to let grow   のべる to lay out (a futon)   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
シン   もう to say   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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