outgrow
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to surpass in growing)
a. crecer más alto que
Alexandra was born smaller than her twin sister, but she outgrew her within two years.Alexandra fue más pequeña al nacer que su hermana gemela, pero creció más alta que ella en dos años.
2. (to grow too big for)
a. quedar pequeño
Lily had a growth spurt over Easter and outgrew her school clothes.Lily dio un estirón en Semana Santa y la ropa de la escuela ahora le queda pequeña.
3. (to leave behind)
a. dejar atrás
Angela outgrew her childish behavior.Ángela dejó atrás su comportamiento infantil.
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outgrow
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (toys)
a. hacerse demasiado mayor para
he's outgrown the jacketse le ha quedado pequeña la chaqueta
he should have outgrown that habit by nowya no tiene edad para esas cosas
to have outgrown one's friendstener ya poco en común or poco que ver con los amigos
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outgrow [aʊtˈɡrəʊ] outgrew (past) [aʊtˈɡruː] outgrown (participle:past) [aʊtˈɡrəʊn]
transitive verb
crecer más que; [+habit etc] perder con la edad; [+defect, illness] curarse de ... con la edad
to outgrow one's clothes quedarle pequeña la ropa a algn; she has outgrown her gloves se le han quedado pequeños los guantes; we've outgrown all that todo eso ha quedado ya atrás
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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