grow out of

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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. To emerge from (something); to take a particular shape as a result of (something); to come to exist from (an origin).
  2. (idiomatic) To become too physically large for something, especially clothes.
    I give my old clothes to charity when I've grown out of them.
  3. (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.

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