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outgrow

verb
     
out‧grow past tense outgrew past participle outgrown [transitive]
1 to grow too big for something [= grow out of]:
They outgrow their clothes so quickly.
Harry outgrew his cot when he was about two.
2 to no longer do or enjoy something that you used to do, because you have grown older and changed:
Most children eventually outgrow a tendency toward travel sickness.
3 if a business outgrows a building, it begins to have too many people or too much work to fit into the building:
His furniture-making business soon outgrew his garage.
4 to grow or increase faster than someone or something else:
a population outgrowing its resources

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