Phrasal verbs: grow out of, grow into, hand down

  1. grow out of something
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: get too big for
    Example: Babies grow out of clothing so quickly!
  2. grow into something
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: grow big enough to fit
    Example: These pants are too big for him now, but he’ll grow into them soon.
  3. Hand something down
    Transitive, Intransitive, Separable
    give something used to someone
    Example:  My mom saved some things to hand down to my sisters and I.

When I was a child I never had new clothes because I was the youngest and my mom would wait for my older sisters to grow out of their clothes so that she could hand down the clothes to me and I could grow into them.

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