grow into

phrasal verb

grew into; grown into; growing into; grows into
: to become (something) as time passes
She has grown into an accomplished and charming young woman.
His small company has grown into a huge international corporation.
: to become large enough for (a certain size of clothing)
Ben will grow into Billy's shoes in a year or two.

Examples of grow into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Small, yellow eggs that grow into green, oval, yet flat nymphs can be seen. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, 13 July 2024 As Israel has grown into a judo powerhouse, Sagi Muki has become one of its brightest stars. Jacob Gurvis, Sun Sentinel, 11 July 2024 Riding the news: The event includes two criterium races — the Mass Ave Crit Friday and the Indy Crit Saturday. State of play: The Indy Crit started in 2010 as a bike race through downtown and has since grown into a multiday festival. Arika Herron, Axios, 11 July 2024 The trial cast a spotlight on the leadership, organizational culture and finances of the powerful lobbying group, which was founded more than 150 years ago in New York City to promote rifle skills and grew into a political juggernaut that influenced federal law and presidential elections. Will Daniel, Fortune, 9 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for grow into 

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“Grow into.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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