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.
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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