- (transitive) To become too big in size or too mature in age or outlook to continue to want, need, use, experience, or accept some object, practice, condition, belief, etc.
- Poor boys often have to wear whatever a big brother has outgrown.
- I used to have allergies but I outgrew all of them.
- Some people blame God for their troubles, but one must outgrow such notions.
- (transitive) To grow faster or larger than.
- The best adapted plant varieties tend to outgrow those less adapted.
to become too big or mature for some object, practice, condition, belief, etc
to grow faster or taller than someone or something else
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Translations to be checked
- outgrow in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- outgrow in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913