Meaning of “grow into something ” in the English Dictionary

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grow into something

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


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.


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)