Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “grow out of sth”

See all translations

grow out of sth

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

(CLOTHES)

If children grow out of clothes, they become too big to fit into them.

(INTEREST)

If you grow out of an interest or way of behaving, you stop having or doing it as you become older: He wants to join the army when he leaves school, but I hope he'll grow out of the idea.

(IDEA)

If an idea grows out of another one, it develops from it: The idea for the story grew out of a strange experience I had last year.
(Definition of grow out of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of grow out of sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “grow out of sth” in other dictionaries

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