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outgrow

Outgrow

To no longer be interested in something  – because you have changed or become older.

Examples:

Romantic movies are boring… I have outgrown them.

Children outgrow their toys very quickly.

obese

/əʊˈbis/ (adj)

Extremely fat.

Example:

Obese people usually have many health problems.

onset

/ˈɔnsət/ (n)

The beginning of something.

Example:

Getting gray hair is the onset of old age.

orchard

/ˈɔrtʃərd/ (n)

A piece of land where fruit trees are grown.

Example:

When I was a child I used to play in the apple orchard near my house.

overview

/ˈəʊvərˌvyu/ (n)

A short description of something.

Example:

Give me an overview of your business idea, so I can think about it over the weekend.

onlooker

/ˈɔnˌlʊkər/ (n)

Someone who sees something happening from ‘outside’ the situation.

Example:

Three onlookers at the accident told the police what happened.

outburst

/ˈaʊtˌbərst/ (n)

A strong expression of emotion.

Example:

My grandmother had an emotional outburst at John’s funeral. She had to leave the room.

obscure

/əbˈskyʊr/ (adj)

Not clear / difficult to understand

Example:

Sean’s reason for quitting his job was obscure. He made the decision without thinking.

offshoot

/ˈɔfʃut/ (n)

An organization or system that has developed out of a larger organization or system.

Example:

The many types of yoga classes taught today are offshoots of the yoga founded in India 5000 years ago.

overly

/ˈəʊvərli/ (adv)

Too much, or very.

Example:

Many people are overly worried about how they look.

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