Definition of Outgrow

1. Verb. Grow too large or too mature for. "She outgrew her childish habits"

Generic synonyms: Develop, Grow



2. Verb. Grow faster than. "Sam cannot outgrow Sue "

Definition of Outgrow

1. v. t. To surpass in growing; to grow more than.

Definition of Outgrow

1. Verb. (transitive) To become too big or mature for some purpose. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To leave some object, habit, belief ... behind, no longer need or use it, as one grows. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To grow faster or taller than something or someone else. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outgrow

1. to grow too large for [v -GREW, -GROWN, -GROWING, -GROWS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outgrow

outgreening
outgreens
outgrew
outgrin
outgrinned
outgrinning
outgrins
outgross
outgrossed
outgrosses
outgrossing
outground
outgrounds
outgroup
outgroups
outgrow (current term)
outgrowing
outgrown
outgrows
outgrowth
outgrowths
outguard
outguards
outguess
outguessed
outguesses
outguessing
outguide
outguided
outguides

Literary usage of Outgrow

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1. Ten Great Religions by James Freeman Clarke (1883)
"Will the world outgrow the teaching of Jesus. Future prospects. There remains then to be considered only the possibility that the world will outgrow the ..."

2. The Bible in the World's Education by Henry White Warren (1892)
"X. THE BIBLE: WILL MEN outgrow IT? WILL men outgrow this word of revelation and require another ? This written word is only a part of the revelation. ..."

3. Faith and Morals: I.--Faith as Ritschl Defined It. II.--The Moral Law as by Wilhelm Herrmann (1904)
"But when they outgrow this stage, they receive the divine impulse to put away childish things. If they obey God, they put away, if not the whole of ..."

4. Aphorisms and Reflections by John Lancaster Spalding (1901)
"... a superficial notion of its end and purpose, which is to mould and fashion men who are more than institutions, who create, outgrow, and re-create them. ..."

5. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"(aux. fein) I. to be grown over; 2. to grow together, to entwine one's self, coalesce ; 3. to grow in a deformed manner; II. a. to outgrow ; III. re/?, ..."

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