Phrasal Verbs

grow out of

This page is about the phrasal verb grow out of


If you grow out of something, you become too big for it or too old for it.



For example

  • grow out of When I was a kid we were so poor that I had to wear clothes that my older brothers had grown out of.

  • grow out of sth Our little boy Jamie has grown out of his thumb-sucking habit at last. He's just turned four so he's too old for that now.

Nouns often used as objects with grow out of: pants, shirt, clothes, shoes, toys, hobby, bad habit, bad behaviour

Quick Quiz

The clothes that Sarah has grown out of are

a. too big for her now

b. too small for her now

c. too old for her now

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