What does outgrow mean?

Definitions for outgrowˌaʊtˈgroʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word outgrow.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outgrow(verb)

    grow too large or too mature for

    "I have outgrown these clothes"; "She outgrew her childish habits"

  2. outgrow(verb)

    grow faster than


  1. outgrow(Verb)

    To become too big or mature for some purpose.

    Poor boys often have to wear whatever a big brother has outgrown.

  2. outgrow(Verb)

    To leave some object, habit, belief ... behind, no longer need or use it, as one grows.

  3. outgrow(Verb)

    To grow faster or taller than something or someone else.

    The best adapted plant varieties tend to outgrow the other.



    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. The album comes in two editions, a limited CD+DVD edition, and a regular CD-only edition. Both editions come with different covers, and the CD features 13 tracks, including a bonus track of "First Snow" alongside 5 new songs. The limited edition CD+DVD version includes a DVD with 5 video clips.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outgrow

    owt-grō′, v.t. to surpass in growth: to grow out of.—n. Out′growth, that which grows out of a thing: growth to excess.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outgrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outgrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Doug Horton:

    Born to be wild -- live to outgrow it.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

  3. Susan Swearer:

    There are people who are seeing bullying in retirement communities, so it's not necessarily something that someone could' outgrow,'.

  4. Evercore ISI:

    BMW, in our view, can stay in the top of automotive innovation leaders and outgrow global vehicle demand by spending 10 to 12 percent of its revenues in R&D and capex.

  5. Whitney High:

    Most people outgrow it in their early teens, but it can come back later in life, for some people, atopic dermatitis continues through into adulthood and never lets up.

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