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Definition of the verb outgrow

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verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. grow too large or too mature for
    • 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 previewLife and letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1899)

by John Torrey Morse

to outgrow is a very slow and difficult one. It is illustrated by the phenomena of waste and repair in the physical system. " It is fortunate for our civilization that our early impressions are got rid of with such difficulty. The conservative principle is ...

Google previewWorks (1896)

by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The process of extricating ourselves from those early influences which we are bound to outgrow is a very slow and difficult one. It is illustrated by the phenomena of waste and repair in the physical system. " It is fortunate for our civilization that ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English: A-L (2000)

by O. Classe

Translations Selection of Novels Nathan, John, Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness: Four Short Novels, New York: Grove Press, 1977; London, Marion Boyars, 1978; London: Serpent's ...

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

outgrow v. (outgrowing, outgrew; past part. outgrown) 1 grow too big for. 2 leave behind or cease to be interested in as you mature. outhousen. a smaller building attached or close to a house. outing n. a short ...

Google previewMini Music Guides: Rhyming Dictionary (2013)

All the Essential Words in an Easy-to-Follow Format! by Kevin Mitchell

hoe incognito indigo Joe know long-ago low Mexico mistletoe mow no oboe oh outgrow overflow overgrow overthrow owe Pinocchio pistachio plateau quo rainbow ratio roe row sew slow snow so Soho status quo stow studio tally-ho though ...

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 previewBachiesichang Dictionary of English Errors (2013)

by King Sulleyman D. Bachiesichang

Catch Caught Caught Outgrow Outgrew Outgrow Chose Chose Chosen Overcome Overcame Overcome Cling Clang Clung Overdo Overdid Overdone Come Came Come Overhang Overhung Overhung Cost Cost Cost Overhear Overheard ...

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Outgrow Meaning. To become too big or mature for some purpose.. To leave some object, habit, belief ... behind, no longer need or use it, as one grows. To gr...

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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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