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verb [transitive] outgrow pronunciation in British English /ˌaʊtˈɡrəʊ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyoutgrow
he/she/itoutgrows
present participleoutgrowing
past tenseoutgrew
past participleoutgrown
  1. 1
    to be unable to wear a piece of clothing because you have grown

    She's outgrown all her school clothes.

  2. 2
    to change as you grow up, so that you no longer behave in the way that you used to or no longer like the same things

    Childhood friends often outgrow each other.

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  3. 3
    to become bigger, more successful, more popular etc, in a way that makes your previous methods or activities no longer suitable

    Company bosses feel they have outgrown their original market.

    1. a.
      to increase in number or size so that the space used previously is no longer big enough

      Within a year, the business outgrew its premises.

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