grow away from (someone or something)

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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.
See also: away, grow
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.' "Even as I say it now, it just chokes me up.
she turned to my dad at the railway station and said 'I hope she doesn't grow away from us.' Even as I say it now, it just chokes me up...
"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.' "Even as I say it now, it just chokes me up.
Because however far our little boys might grow away from us in life they never, ever leave our hearts.