Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 18:05

grow out of

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VerbEdit

grow out of (third-person singular simple present grows out of, present participle growing out of, simple past grew out of, past participle grown out of)

  1. (idiomatic) To become too physically large for something, especially clothes.
    I give my old clothes to charity when I've grown out of them.
  2. (idiomatic, by extension) To become too mature for something.
    • 2002, House of the Seven Gables - Page 37
      Still, I see you mean well enough, and are merely suffering from the debilitating cheerfulness of youth. You will soon grow out of that.