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grow out of sth

phrasal verb with grow uk   /ɡrəʊ/  us   /ɡroʊ/ verb (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.
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