grow away from

grow away from someone

[for someone] to become less intimate with someone; [for someone] to become independent of someone gradually. She has grown away from her husband over the years. We expect our children to grow away from us.
See also: away, grow

grow away from something

[for something] to move away from something as it grows. The tree grew away from the house—thank heavens. See if you can train the vine to grow away from the fence.
See also: away, grow
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Alexandrus husband of lovely Helen had hit it with an arrow just on the top of its head where the mane begins to grow away from the skull, a very deadly place.
Alison adds: "My mum told me not long before she died that when I went off to drama school in London - we were a close family and no-one had ever done this before - she turned to my dad at the railway station and said 'I hope she doesn't grow away from us.
My mum told me not long before she died that when I went off to drama school in London - and we were a close family and no-one had ever done this before - that she turned to my dad at the railway station and said 'I hope she doesn't grow away from us.
But they don't stand up well to a vigorous clean, so choose ones that grow away from main roads and above knee height.
While talking to the Elle US magazine, the 23-year-old star said that there are actresses who have emerged in the last couple of years, and got to emerge as a complete human being, and she feels so jealous that they got to grow away from the spotlight.
A deal for the AXA assets could boost Protective's life operations, while helping it grow away from the less manageable variable annuity business, Reuters cited Raymond James' analyst Steven Schwartz as saying.
On the other hand and in order to bypass the sanctions we can try to focus on the medium-size industries and make it possible for the sectors that have not yet received due attention a chance to grow away from the sensitivities surrounding the number and figures of foreign investment .
Although communication tools keep increasing more and more and communication has become easier and faster, ironically, people get lonelier and grow away from normality.
Cut approximately a third of the branch and cut back to just above an outward facing bud, this bud will produce a side shoot in the spring which will grow away from the centre of the tree.
Because however far our little boys might grow away from us in life they never, ever leave our hearts.
Whatever we do manage to grow away from our uninvited guests in the garden will be sold locally, as seems to be the fashion; and what with the ever escalating cost of fuel and transport, this might perhaps become more commonplace out of sheer economic necessity.
Such irritation is usually caused by shaving, because the ingrown hairs of African-American men not only are thicker and curlier, but also tend not to grow away from the face but back toward the skin, trapping the hair inside.
But in summers with average temperatures and rainfall it is not uncommon for grass to grow away from stock, creating the possibility of heading.
Herbaceous just means they die down each year but grow away from the roots in early spring.