hacer crecer

hacer crecer
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to swell
Las intensas lluvias de la semana pasada hicieron crecer el río; como resultado, los caminos y campos cercanos se inundaron.Last week's heavy rain swelled the river; as a result, nearby roads and fields were flooded.
Estas nuevas medidas han hecho crecer la cantidad de votantes insatisfechos.These new policies have swelled the number of dissatisfied voters.
b. to increase
El incidente diplomático ha hecho crecer marcadamente la tensión entre los dos países.This diplomatic incident has sharply increased the tension between both countries.
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