Definition of outgrow
- mankind is outgrowing food supplies
- —R. C. Murphy
- outgrew his best suit
- the need to outgrow the habit of war
- —Norman Cousins
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.
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: 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
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