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OUTGROW (outgrew, outgrown)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does outgrow mean? 

OUTGROW (verb)
  The verb OUTGROW has 2 senses:

1. grow too large or too mature for
2. grow faster than

  Familiarity information: OUTGROW used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OUTGROW (verb)


Sense 1outgrow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grow too large or too mature for

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

I have outgrown these clothes / She outgrew her childish habits

Hypernyms (to "outgrow" is one way to...):

develop; grow (grow emotionally or mature)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2outgrow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grow faster than

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "outgrow" is one way to...):

exceed; outdo; outgo; outmatch; outperform; outstrip; surmount; surpass (be or do something to a greater degree)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam cannot outgrow Sue


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