outgrown outgrown  /ˌaʊt ˈɡroʊn/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) grow too large or too mature for
  2. (v) grow faster than

Usage(s):

  1. There have been times, especially during the late 1990s tech boom, when some business folk in the area thought they had outgrown their rich uncle.
  2. But beer pong has certainly outgrown its frat-house roots.
  3. The first day's receipts were around $250,000, some 2 times as much as Foley's had ever grossed at its outgrown store.

News

  1. Butterfly farm to spread its wings

    The Monarch Program has outgrown its crumbling, 21-year-old vivarium in Encinitas.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  2. Crowded Fort Myers food pantry gets reprieve

    Traffic congestion, parking problems and a church that has outgrown itself are some of the complaints neighbors have when it comes to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Fort Myers.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC 2 Fort Myers

  3. UISD wants to recycle already worn uniforms

    For those who have gently used school uniforms they may have outgrown or no longer use, the United Independent School District asks that they consider donating them to help students in need.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Laredo Morning Times

Quotes

  1. "We weren't given much of a chance by the polls or the pundits, and we knew how steep our climb would be," Obama said. "But I also knew this. I knew that the size of our challenges had outgrown the smallness of our politics. I believed that...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: New Statesman

  2. "We should celebrate outstanding New Zealanders as New Zealanders rather than as part of an outgrown relationship with the British Empire," Ms Fitzsimons said. "We're surprised at the priority this topic has received when the country faces an...
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Jeanette Fitzsimons Source: NZ Herald Wellington Metro

  3. Mithun Chakraborty said, "Shukno Lanka has given me the rare opportunity to retrace my struggling days. It has taken me back closer to my roots. But if you look closely, I have not completely outgrown the Chinu Nandy of Shukno Lanka. In a way all of...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Mithun Chakraborty Source: Expressindia.com

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