grow out of sth

grow out of sth
UK US grow out of sth
Phrasal Verb with grow({{}}/grəʊ/ verb (grew, grown)
to happen as a result of or as a natural development from something: »

The equity boom of the 1980s and 1990s grew out of the crushing bear market and stagflation of the 1970s.

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Our company actually grew out of a failed attempt at creating a social media application.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • grow — W1S1 [grəu US grou] v past tense grew [gru:] past participle grown [grəun US groun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(increase)¦ 2¦(person/animal)¦ 3¦(plants)¦ 4¦(hair/nails)¦ 5¦(become)¦ 6¦(improve)¦ 7 it/money doesn t grow on trees …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grow — verb past tense grew /grU:/ past participle grown 1 PERSON/ANIMAL (I) to become bigger and develop over a period of time: How you ve grown since the last time I saw you! | grow 2 inches/5cm etc: Stan grew two inches in six months. | growing… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • grow*/*/*/ — [grəʊ] (past tense grew [gruː] ; past participle grown [grəʊn] ) verb 1) if children, animals, or plants grow, they become taller She must have grown at least four inches since I saw her last.[/ex] a fully grown lion[/ex] Some of these creatures… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • grow something out — ˌgrow sthˈout derived to allow your hair to grow in order to change the style • I ve decided to grow my layers out. Main entry: ↑growderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring sth about phrasal — verb (T) to make something happen: Computers have brought about many changes in the workplace. bring sb/sth around/round phrasal verb (T) 1 bring the conversation around/round to to deliberately and gradually introduce a new subject into a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • plant something out — ˌplant sthˈout derived to put plants in the ground so that they have enough room to grow • Plant the seedlings out at 20cm intervals. Main entry: ↑plantderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌdry (sth) ˈup — phrasal verb if something dries up, or if it is dried up, all the water comes out of it The land had dried up and no crops would grow.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • cut — cut1 W1S1 [kʌt] v past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reduce)¦ 2¦(divide something with a knife, scissors etc)¦ 3¦(make something shorter with a knife etc)¦ 4¦(remove parts from film etc)¦ 5¦(make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • set — set1 W1S1 [set] v past tense and past participle set present participle setting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put)¦ 2¦(put into surface)¦ 3¦(story)¦ 4¦(consider)¦ 5¦(establish something)¦ 6¦(start something happening)¦ 7¦(decide something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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