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English definition of “grow into something ”

grow into something

verb phrasal verb with grow  /ɡroʊ/ ( past tense grew  /ɡru/, past participle grown  /ɡroʊn/) us  

(DEVELOP)

to become a more completely developed type of person or thing: We want these children to grow into responsible adults. Founded by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, Kitimat grew into a sawmill town.

(BEGIN TO FIT)

to become tall enough or big enough to wear or use something: Never buy a bike that’s too big and expect your child to grow into it.
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