Definition of outgrow
1 : to grow or increase faster than mankind is outgrowing food supplies — R. C. Murphy
2 : to grow too large or too mature for outgrew his best suit the need to outgrow the habit of war — Norman Cousins
Examples of outgrow in a Sentence
Kids outgrow their clothes so quickly.
The plant has outgrown my garden.
Our business is outgrowing its small office building.
She's outgrown most of her toys.
I realized that I had outgrown my old high school friends.
Recent Examples of outgrow from the Web
Divide orchids and bromeliads outgrowing their containers.
Internet horror had outgrown its speculative VR playground and moved to a much more realistic domain where people were the enemy instead of prototypes.
The researchers think this trick may have evolved to allow the yeast to jump to another place when a colony starts to outgrow its current home.
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First Known Use of outgrow
OUTGROW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outgrow for English Language Learners
: to grow too large for (someone or something)
: to stop doing (something) because you are older and more mature
: to stop being interested in or involved with (something or someone) because you have changed as you have grown older
OUTGROW Defined for Kids
Definition of outgrow for Students
1 : to grow too large or too old for I outgrew my clothes.
2 : to grow faster than One plant outgrew all the others.
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