How to Use the Phrasal Verb GROW OUT OF

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Never fear growing out of jobs, relationships and homes. Sometimes, it’s life’s invitation to even greater blessings.
— Kelly Brown

How do we use the phrasal verb grow out of in our conversations? Read on to learn the different meanings and common uses of this phrasal verb.



1. To Stop Fitting

When children become too big or too tall for their clothes, they grow out of them. For example,

“She grows out of her clothes quickly.“

“When I grew out of my jacket, I gave it to my little brother.“

2. To Stop Liking

When you stop liking or doing something because you got older, wiser or because your interests changed, you grow out of it. So we can say,

“It’s just a phase. She’ll grow out of it.“

“We thought she would grow out of her fear of the dark.“

3. To Develop

We can also use this phrasal verb when something happens as a result of something else. For example,

“Her novel grew out of a short story she wrote when she was a kid.“

“His love for photography grew out of his travels.“

So tell me in the comments below, what’s something you never grew out of? For example, I never grew out of watching cartoons. I still love watching them! What about you? And if you found this useful, please share it with your friends.


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