from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To grow too large for: The child outgrew all his clothes.
- transitive v. To lose or discard in the course of maturation: She outgrew her youthful idealism.
- transitive v. To surpass in growth: Spring lambs were outgrowing the piglets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To become too big or mature for some purpose.
- v. To leave some object, habit, belief ... behind, no longer need or use it, as one grows.
- v. To grow faster or taller than something or someone else.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To surpass in growing; to grow more than.
- transitive v. To grow out of or away from; to grow too large, or too aged, for
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To surpass in growth; grow beyond; grow taller than.
- To grow beyond the limits of; become too large for: said of what covers or incloses: as, children outgrow their clothes.
- To exhaust by too rapid growth.
- To pass beyond the limits of; leave behind or lose in the process of growth or development: as, to outgrow one's usefulness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. grow too large or too mature for
- v. grow faster than
out- + grow (Wiktionary)