grow out

grow out
transitive verb
: to cause to grow toward or arrive at maturity

grow out a steer

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ˌgrow ˈout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they grow out he/she/it grows out present participle growing out past tense grew out past participle grown out] phrasal verb
if coloured, cut, or permed hair grows out, it grows so that it no longer has the colour or style that it had
Thesaurus: what hair can dohyponym
Main entry: grow

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disappear because of normal growth

Colette's old perm had almost grown out

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grow out [phrasal verb]
1 grow (something) out or grow out (something) : to allow (something) to get longer

She's growing out her hair.

— see also grow 5 (above)
2 grow out of (something)
2 a : 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 b : to become too large for (a certain size of clothing)

He quickly grew out of his clothes.

— see also outgrow
2 c : to stop doing or having (something) because you are older and more mature

She hoped to grow out of her bad habits.

He's wild now, but he'll grow out of it.

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Main Entry:grow

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ˌgrow ˈout derived
(of a hairstyle, etc.) to disappear as your hair grows

I had a perm a year ago and it still hasn't grown out.

Main entry:growderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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