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
The center was housed for years at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, but outgrew its space there and needed a new home.
In business since 1977, Pete's A Towing is renting a building on Route 25 in unincorporated East Dundee, but has outgrown the one-bathroom space, said Dana Bernaeyge, a company representative.
Dale’s soon outgrew its space in Homewood and relocated to Irondale.
The $1,160 price tag for a bassinet that a baby outgrows after six months is bound to keep it off the baby registry for many.
St. Anthony’s eventually outgrew its space and relocated to Northeast Second Street.
Most children eventually outgrow their oddness or learn the advisability of controlling it.
The first-grader at Pink Elementary had outgrown two other ride-on vehicles his family bought.
While Meraviglia is the big, new kid on the block for 2017, in just a few years, its younger sisters will outgrow it—
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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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