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    You can check the meaning of this phrasal verb here.

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    I hate when my close friends grow me apart.
    Last edited by Devil's tear; 12-Jun-2008 at 07:50.

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    May I ask what becoming mature has to do with grow apart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's tear View Post
    I hate when my close friends grow me apart.
    I would say:
    I hate it when my close friends grow apart from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    I would say:
    I hate it when my close friends grow apart from me.
    Your friends do not grow apart 'from' you. You can only say: my friends and I grew apart over the years or after seeing them on the ten year reunion, it dawned on me how much my friends and I had grown apart, we don't keep in touch at all anymore.

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    grow apart (from sb) to stop having a close relationship with sb over a period of time: As we got older we just grew apart. Since moving to London, hes grown apart from many of his friends.

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