grow out of

grow out of
phrasal

the boy grew out of his clothes

before Britain grew out of tyranny — P.L.Ritzema

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become too large to wear (a garment)

blazers that they grew out of

become too mature to retain (a childish habit)

most children grow out of tantrums by the time they're three


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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