ˌgrow ˈout of sth

ˌgrow ˈout of sth
phrasal verb
1) if children grow out of clothes, they grow bigger and the clothes become too small for them
2) if someone grows out of a habit, they stop doing it because they have become older or wiser
3) to develop from something
The idea grew out of a wish to improve the lives of the children in the region.[/ex]

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