grow out of

idiom

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

Dictionary Entries Near grow out of

Cite this Entry

“Grow out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grow%20out%20of. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Fashionable Words

  • dog-sunglasses-scarf
  • Which of these items is named for a deadly weapon?
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY