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outgrow

out·grow

outgrow

 
pronunciation:
aUt gro
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: outgrew, outgrowing, outgrown, outgrows
definition 1: to grow too big or old for.
Young children outgrow their clothes quickly.He outgrew the simple adventure stories he used to like.
definition 2: to give up or lose (personality features, habits, or the like) as one matures or changes.
He outgrew his childhood habit of biting his nails.Hard times helped her outgrow her spoiled nature and sense of privilege.
definition 3: to grow greater than; surpass in growth.
As a teenager, he outgrew his father in height.
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