grow out of

Definition of grow out of

  1. 1 :  to develop or come from (a source) The project grew out of a simple suggestion. This new theory grew out of their earlier research.

  2. 2 :  to become too large for (a certain size of clothing) He quickly grew out of his clothes.

  3. 3 :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to spring up and develop to maturity

    :  to be able to grow in some place or situation

    :  to assume some relation through or as if through a process of natural growth

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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