medrar(
meh
-
drahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to succeed financially)
a. to prosper
La familia mudó su negocio al Nuevo Mundo y medró, acumulando una gran fortuna.The family moved their business to the New World and prospered, accumulating an immense fortune.
b. to thrive
La industria farmacéutica medró a pesar de la crisis económica.The pharmaceutical industry thrived in spite of the economic crisis.
c. to flourish
El imperio británico medró gracias a la adquisición de nuevas colonias.The British empire flourished thanks to the establishment of new colonies.
d. to get ahead
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Muchos desempleados se mudaron a la gran ciudad donde pudieron medrar.Many unemployed workers moved to the big city to try to get ahead.
2. (to develop physically)
a. to grow
Las plantas no medraron debido al frío extremo.The plants didn't grow because of the extreme cold.
b. to thrive
El parásito necesita encontrar un huésped para poder medrar.The parasite needs to find a host in order to thrive.
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medrar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (prosperar)
a. to prosper
2. (enriquecerse)
a. to get rich
3. (crecer)
a. to grow
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medrar
intransitive verb
(aumentar) to increase; grow; (mejorar) to improve; do well; (prosperar) to prosper; thrive; [+animal, planta etc] to grow; thrive
¡medrados estamos! we're in a real pickle now!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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