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Definition of grow out of phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

grow out of

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Youth
 
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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 school uniform. See related entries: Youth
  2. 2 to stop doing something as you become older synonym outgrow Most children suck their thumbs but they grow out of it. See related entries: Youth
  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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