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verb [T] uk   /ˌaʊtˈɡrəʊ/  us   /-ˈɡroʊ/ (outgrew, outgrown)

outgrow verb [T] (SIZE)

to grow bigger than or too big for something: My seven-year-old had new shoes in April and he's already outgrown them (= his feet have grown too large for them). The company outgrew (= became too large for) its office space.

outgrow verb [T] (AGE)

to lose interest in an idea or activity as you get older: He eventually outgrew his adolescent interest in war and guns.
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