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outgrow

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoutgrowout‧grow /aʊtˈɡrəʊ $ -ˈɡroʊ/ verb (past tense outgrew /-ˈɡruː/, past participle outgrown /-ˈɡrəʊn $ -ˈɡroʊn/) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 GROW/GET BIGGERto grow too big for something syn grow out of 🔊 They outgrow their clothes so quickly. 🔊 Harry outgrew his cot when he was about two.2 CHANGE/BECOME DIFFERENTto 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 GROW/GET BIGGERto grow or increase faster than someone or something else 🔊 a population outgrowing its resources→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
outgrowKara's already outgrown her shoes.If their pediatrician is telling them to wait, that their child will outgrow it, the parents know better.That also applies to those who subscribe to an online service and have outgrown it.The previous year of doubt and confusion lifted off my back like an outgrown skin.When buying a Snakehead, you should allow for the fact that they will eventually outgrow standard aquariums.Many illicit drug users simply outgrow the habit once they reach their thirties.The female population outgrew the male population in most of the experiments.Fine roots develop from the nodes and the plant develops rapidly and outgrows the tank.More often than not, college grads tend to outgrow their stay-at-home counterparts.I'd outgrown them all and was waiting until I'd grown into Liza's castoffs.
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Verb table
outgrow
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoutgrow
he, she, itoutgrows
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoutgrew
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave outgrown
he, she, ithas outgrown
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad outgrown
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill outgrow
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have outgrown
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam outgrowing
he, she, itis outgrowing
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you, we, theyare outgrowing
Past
I, he, she, itwas outgrowing
you, we, theywere outgrowing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been outgrowing
he, she, ithas been outgrowing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been outgrowing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be outgrowing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been outgrowing
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