grow out of

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to be too big for)
a. quedar pequeño
It doesn't make any sense to buy our son expensive shoes; he's just going to grow out of them in a year.No tiene sentido comprarle zapatos caros a nuestro hijo, que le quedarán pequeños tan solo en un año.
2. (to be too old for)
a. quitarse
Ethan's parents hoped that he would grow out of his bad habits.Los padres de Ethan esperaban que se le quitaran sus malos hábitos.
b. pasarse
I had asthma when I was a kid, but at a certain point, I just grew out of it, I guess.Tenía asma de niño, pero en cierto momento, supongo se me pasó nomás.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Don't worry; in a few years, you'll probably grow out of your acne.No te preocupes; igual dejarás de tener acné en unos pocos años.
Javier grew of his toy cars, and they sat in the closet collecting dust.Javier dejó de jugar con los carros juguetes, y permanecieron acumulando polvo en el armario.
3. (to be caused by)
a. surgir de
The squad of vigilantes grew out of a need that the police wasn't fulfilling.El grupo de vigilantes surgió de una necesidad que no satisfacía la policía.
b. tener su origen en
The initiative to renovate the park grew out of a movement to keep a hotel from being built there.La iniciativa para renovar el parque tuvo su origen en un movimiento para impedir que se construyera un hotel allí.
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grow out of
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (become too large for)
a.
he's grown out of his shoesse le han quedado pequeños los zapatos
2. (become too old for)
a.
she grew out of her dollsdejó de jugar con muñecas al hacerse mayor
grow out of
intransitive verb
1 (get too big for) [+clothes]
you've grown out of your shoes again se te han vuelto a quedar pequeños los zapatos
she grew out of her clothes
2 (stop) [+habit]
isn't it time you grew out of fighting with your sister? ¿no te estás haciendo un poco mayor para seguir peleándote con tu hermana?; most children who stammer grow out of it a casi todos los niños el tartamudeo se les quita con la edad; she grew out of the habit of waiting up for the children con el tiempo perdió la costumbre de esperar a los niños despierta
3 (arise from) surgir de
the idea for the novel grew out of her personal experience the idea for the book grew out of conversations with Philippa Brewster many of his misunderstandings grew out of his inability to recognize verb tenses
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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