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Definition of grow out of phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


grow out of

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    grow out of something

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  1. 1(of a child) to become too big to fit into a piece of clothing synonym outgrow He's already grown out of his baseball uniform.
  2. 2to stop doing something as you become older synonym outgrow Most children suck their thumbs but they grow out of it.
  3. 3to develop from something The idea for the book grew out of a visit to India. The decision to introduce job sharing grew out of a general desire for flexible working hours.
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