Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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.
(Definition of grow into something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of grow into something ?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More