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(Definition of outgrow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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outgrowverb [T]

 us   /ɑʊtˈɡroʊ/ (past tense outgrew  /ˌɑʊtˈɡru/ , past participle outgrown  /ˌɑʊtˈɡroʊn/ )
to ​grow too ​large for something: Our ​teenager has outgrown most of his ​clothes. The ​company outgrew ​itsofficespace.
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outgrowverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌaʊtˈɡrəʊ/ (outgrew, outgrown)
if a ​company or ​organization outgrows its ​buildings or ​offices, it becomes too ​big for them: The ​foundation is ​expanding rapidly and has outgrown its ​currentfacility.
to need something that is bigger, more modern, etc. than what you have or use at the ​presenttime, for ​example, because you have become more ​successful, ​skilled, etc. than you were previously: In recent ​years, ​airtravel has outgrown the ​airtrafficcontrolsystem.
to become more ​successful or important than another ​person or ​company that is involved in the same ​activity or ​industry as you are: Analysts have ​predicted that China will outgrow America ​economically in the second decade of the 21st century.
(Definition of outgrow from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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