grow into - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theygrow into
he/she/itgrows into
present participlegrowing into
past tensegrew into
past participlegrown into
  1. 1
    grow into something/someone to develop and become a particular thing or person

    This seedling should grow into a tall attractive plant.

    She had grown into a beautiful woman.

  2. 2
    grow into something if children grow into clothes, they become the right size to wear clothes that were too big
  3. 3
    grow into something if you grow into a situation or activity, you gradually start knowing what to do because you have more experience

    She needs time to grow into her new role.

See also main entry: grow