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Definition of the verb outgrow

What does outgrow mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. grow too large or too mature for
    • examples: I have outgrown these clothes | She outgrew her childish habits
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: develop / grow = grow emotionally or mature
  2. grow faster than

Alternative definition of the verb outgrow


  1. [transitive] To become too big or mature for some purpose.
  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.


  1. "OUTGROW" is BoA's 4th original Japanese album. The album features the singles Do the Motion, Make a Secret, Dakishimeru, and Everlasting. The album also features the track "First Snow" from BoA's special digital single, Merry Christmas from BoA. Several of the album's songs have either been written or composed by BoA herself.
  2. "Outgrow" a.k.a. "~Outgrow~" is a musical single of Gero.
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Google previewMagical Medicine (1980)

The Folkloric Component of Medicine in the Folk Belief, Custom, and Ritual of the Peoples of Europe and America : Selected Essays of Wayland D. Hand by Wayland Debs Hand

To outgrow means to overgrow. A child suffering from convulsions was placed against the inside wall of the house and a nail was driven into the wall at the exact height of the child. When the child grew beyond the mark, it freed itself from the ...

Google previewThe Chicken Encyclopedia (2012)

An Illustrated Reference by Gail Damerow

Chicks quickly outgrow both styles. Allow one hole per chick. A TROUGH FEEDER is made of either plastic or metal and comes in various lengths from about a foot (30 cm) on up. If the trough has a lid with holes through which the chicks eat, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Wellness (2012)

by Sharon K. Zoumbaris

Some children outgrow allergies to ...

Google previewShakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary (2012)

by Alexander Schmidt

Grow: fast-growing; great-grown; high-grown; long-grown; moss-grown; o'ergrow; outgrow; overgrown; rough-grown; rude-growing; thickgrown; nngrosm. Growth: o 'ergrowth. G uar d: euguard ;sufeguard; unguarded; velvet-guards. Guerdou: ...

Google previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

Outgrow, v. t. To surpass in growth. Outherod, 71. t. To exceed in cruelty. Out- house, n. A small building near the main house. Outlandish, a. Foreign. Outlast, v. t. To last longer than. Outlaw, n. One excluded from the benefit of the law. Outlawry ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit (2011)

by Lois Beckwith

outgrow your position 1. to expand in skill and experience beyond your current job 2. what you are told you have done after delivering above and ...

Google previewShakespeare-Lexicon (1902)

A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet by Alexander Schmidt

Grow: fast-growing; great-grown; high-grown; long-grown; moss-grown; o'ergrow; outgrow; overgrown; rough -grown; rude -growing; thick- grown; ungrown. Growth : o'ergrowth. Guard: enguard; safeguard; unguarded; velvet-guards. Guerdon: ...

Google previewCambridge Academic Content Dictionary Paperback with CD-ROM (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

mow mowed mowed, mown offset offset offset outdo outdid outdone outgrow outrun outgrew outran outgrown outrun overcome overcame overcome overdo overdid overdone overeat overate overeaten overhang overhear overhung overheard ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Autoimmune Diseases (2003)

by Dana K. Cassell, Noel R. Rose

Many children with pauciarticular disease outgrow arthritis by adulthood, although eye problems can continue and joint symptoms may recur in some people. • Polyarticular: About 30 percent of all children with JRA have polyarticular disease.

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Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes. (Henry George)
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Scrabble value of O1U1T1G2R1O1W4

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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