grow away from (someone or something)(redirected from grow away from them)
grow away from (someone or something)
1. Literally, to grow and move away from something. Wow, those bushes have really grown away from each other since we bought the place.
2. To experience a lessening of emotional intimacy in a relationship over time. Of course I still care about Ed—we've just grown away from each other over the years. We hardly even talk anymore.
3. To become less dependent on someone. I knew the kids would grow away from us, but I guess I just didn't expect it to happen so soon.
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.
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.