grow out of


: to develop or come from (a source)
The project grew out of a simple suggestion.
This new theory grew out of their earlier research.
: to become too large for (a certain size of clothing)
He quickly grew out of his clothes.
: to stop doing or having (something) because one is older and more mature
She hoped to grow out of her bad habits.
He's wild now, but he'll grow out of it.

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“Grow out of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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