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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theygrow out of
he/she/itgrows out of
present participlegrowing out of
past tensegrew out of
past participlegrown out of
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  1. 1
    grow out of something if children grow out of clothes, they grow bigger and the clothes become too small for them
  2. 2
    grow out of something if someone grows out of a habit, they stop doing it, because they are older or wiser

    They thought I would grow out of my fear of spiders.

  3. 3
    grow out of something to develop from something, or to exist as a result of it

    Other issues grew out of the policy review.

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