grow into

Idioms & Phrases

grow into

  1. Develop so as to become, as in The army makes a boy grow into a man. [Mid-1500s]

  2. Develop or change so as to fit, as in He'll soon grow into the next shoe size, or She has grown into her job. [Early 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: grow
Next Definition: grow on
Words Near: grow into
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for grow into
More from
Search for articles containing grow into
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2015, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature