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outgrow

out·grow

outgrow

 
pronunciation:
aUt gro
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: outgrew, outgrowing, outgrown, outgrows
definition 1: to grow too big or old for.
Kevin outgrew his clothes quickly.She is outgrowing those baby toys.
definition 2: to give up or lose as one grows older or changes.
Jermaine has outgrown the bad habit of biting his nails.
definition 3: to grow greater than.
Michael outgrew his father in height.
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The word outgrow contains the following part:
out- Old English prefix that means out, outside, outward; beyond, better, more