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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
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. 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.
  2. 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.
    The poems grew out of her disturbed imagination.
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