from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense of outgrow.

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  • v. Simple past of outgrow.


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  • I've known several people who's muzzleloaders are sitting in basements because the owners "outgrew" them.

    I'm in a rut. I'm underage, so moneys tight.

  • For the first year I was a member it was very helpful--after that I kind of outgrew it.

    Far From the Madding Slush

  • I suppose if you're the sort who "outgrew" pondering the meaning of life, Colin Wilson is a perfect target for your disdain.

    A nasty business ...

  • And even though you "outgrew" our Delta House lifestyle, and even though you said, "It's not you, it's me," I think we both know that was a lie.

    Abacus Snark's Beady Eye

  • My handle came about when I "outgrew" my old handle that I used when I was younger.

    What's In a Name?

  • But, "it kind of outgrew its ability to provide kind of coverage that the fans want."

  • As a young gardener who quickly "outgrew" his parents 'yard, he began asking neighbors if he could help them convert their front lawns into cultivated spaces.

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  • In an interesting opinion piece over at GameSetWatch, designer Brice Morrison expounds on why it is that he 'outgrew' games - even though he's a designer.


  • "outgrew" him - she maintains her own relationships with diplomats - and they split in 2008.

    The Seattle Times

  • I had outgrew that motherfucka a long time ago anyway.

    Real wifeys


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