grow out

phrasal verb

grew out; grown out; growing out; grows out
: to allow (something) to get longer
She's growing out her hair.

Examples of grow out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yoko had kicked John out of the Dakota, their fortress-like apartment building on Central Park West, after his drinking and public debauchery grew out of control. Jordan Runtagh, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023 The First Karabakh War, which grew out of the pogroms of 1988 and 1990, ended in 1994 with an armistice brokered by Russia and the Armenians victorious. Ronald Suny, The Conversation, 3 Oct. 2023 The government was there to collect evidence in a complex criminal case growing out of a scandal that erupted years earlier at another powerful city agency, the Department of Water and Power. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2023 Best of all, they can be easily grown out and don’t require constant upkeep. Ariana Yaptangco, Glamour, 3 Nov. 2023 In larger group chats, there seems to be an unspoken understanding that there are smaller group chats that grow out of it. Fortesa Latifi, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 But the idea that simultaneously grew out of Hornaday’s experience was that, with enough public outrage and political muscle, America’s bison (and by extension, other species) might be saved from extinction. Andrew McKean, Outdoor Life, 26 Oct. 2023 In many respects, his government would be happy to see Israel eliminate Hamas, an organization that grew out of the Muslim Brotherhood—the Islamist group that is Sisi’s bête noire. Lisa Anderson, Foreign Affairs, 25 Oct. 2023 Two of Hamas’ formative allies are anathema to much of the Arab world: Iran, a principal sponsor and arms-supplier for Hamas, and the Muslim Brotherhood, which Hamas grew out of more than 30 years ago. Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times, 18 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Grow out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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