Definition of outgrow verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈɡrəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈɡroʊ//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outgrow
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈɡrəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈɡroʊ//
    he / she / it outgrows
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈɡrəʊz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈɡroʊz//
    past simple outgrew
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈɡruː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈɡruː//
    past participle outgrown
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈɡrəʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈɡroʊn//
    -ing form outgrowing
    BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈɡrəʊɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈɡroʊɪŋ//
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  1. 1outgrow something to grow too big to be able to wear or fit into something synonym grow out of something She's already outgrown her school uniform. The company has outgrown its offices.
  2. 2outgrow somebody to grow taller, larger or more quickly than another person He's already outgrown his older brother.
  3. 3outgrow something to stop doing something or lose interest in something as you become older synonym grow out of something He's outgrown his passion for rock music.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: outgrow