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grow apart

( also grow away from sb)
verb uk phrasal verb with grow   /ɡrəʊ/ us    /ɡroʊ/ (grew, grown)
If two people in a close relationship grow apart, or if they grow away from each other, they gradually begin to have a less close relationship, usually because they no longer have the same interests and want the same things: There was nobody else involved, we just grew apart.
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