outgrow

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Etymology[edit]

out- +‎ grow

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outgrow (third-person singular simple present outgrows, present participle outgrowing, simple past outgrew, past participle outgrown)

  1. (transitive) To become too big or mature for some purpose.
    Poor boys often have to wear whatever a big brother has outgrown.
  2. (transitive) To leave some object, habit, belief ... behind, no longer need or use it, as one grows.
  3. (transitive) To grow faster or taller than something or someone else.
    The best adapted plant varieties tend to outgrow the other.

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