1. grow too large or too mature for
; - Example: "I have outgrown these clothes"- Example: "She outgrew her childish habits"
2. grow faster than
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Outgrow \Out*grow"\, v. t. [imp. Outgrew; p. p. Outgrown; p.
pr. & vb. n. Outgrowing.]
1. To surpass in growing; to grow more than. --Shak.
2. To grow out of or away from; to grow too large, or too
aged, for; as, to outgrow clothing; to outgrow usefulness;
to outgrow an infirmity.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: grow too large or too mature for; "I have outgrown these
clothes"; "She outgrew her childish habits"
2: grow faster than
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "outgrow":
blossom, brew, burgeon, develop, flourish, gather, germinate, grow,
grow up, hypertrophy, increase, mature, mushroom, overdevelop,
overgrow, overtop, procreate, pullulate, reproduce, shoot up,
spring up, sprout, sprout up, thrive, tower, upshoot, upspear,
upspring, upsprout, vegetate, wax