Meaning of “grow into sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"grow into sb/sth" in British English

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grow into sb/sth

phrasal verb with grow uk /ɡrəʊ/ us /ɡroʊ/ verb grew, grown

to develop into a particular type of person or thing:

He's grown into a fine, responsible young man.

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  • If you think of these children growing into adults who enjoy and appreciate classical music, then that repays our effort.
  • She had grown from a shy teenager to a self-assured young woman.
  • Your actions could prevent a silly disagreement growing into something more serious.
  • It's fascinating a baby changing and growing into an independent individual.
  • His early interest in music quickly grew into a lifelong passion.

(Definition of “grow into sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)