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grow up(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (behave like an adult; imperative; used to address one person)
a. madura de una vez
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., How are you?).
Grow up, will you? You're a bit old to be pouting.Madura de una vez, ¿quieres? Eres muy grande como para estar haciendo pucheros.
2. (behave like adults; imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. maduren de una vez (plural)
Grow up, boys! No one finds your constant disruptions funny.¡Maduren de una vez, chicos! No divierten a nadie con sus interrupciones constantes.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to be raised)
a. crecer
All children should grow up in a safe and loving environment.Todos los niños deben crecer en un ambiente seguro y cariñoso.
b. criarse
I grew up surrounded by a loving family.Me crié rodeado de una familia amorosa.
4. (to reach adulthood)
a. ser mayor
Alexi says he wants to be a dancer when he grows up.Alexi dice que quiere ser un bailarín cuando sea mayor.
b. hacerse mayor
Not everyone goes to college when they grow up.No todos van a la universidad cuando se hacen mayores.
5. (to develop)
a. surgir
A whole movement grew up out of a student's simple protest.Todo un movimiento surgió de la simple protesta de una estudiante.
b. crecer
The city has really grown up since the last time I was here.La ciudad realmente ha crecido desde la última vez que estuve aquí.
6. (to act in an adult manner)
a. madurar
You need to grow up and get a job.Necesitas madurar y conseguir un trabajo.
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grow up
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (become adult)
a. crecer
I want to be a doctor when I g upde mayor quiero ser médico
we didn't have television when I was growing upcuando era pequeño no teníamos televisión
2. (colloquial)
g up!¡no seas niño or
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grow up
1 (become adult) hacerse mayor
as Alma grew up, she became more and more interested in theology
I watched Tim grow up vi a Tim hacerse mayor; vi como Tim se hacía mayor; when I grow up I'm going to be a doctor cuando sea mayor voy a ser médico; she grew up into a beautiful woman con el tiempo se convirtió en una mujer hermosa; grow up! ¡no seas niño!
it's time you grew up
2 (spend young life) crecer
we grew up together crecimos juntos; she grew up in the country/during the depression creció or se crió en el campo/en los años de la depresión
we've known each other for years - we grew up together she grew up during the depression creció se crió en los años de la depresión my children grew up understanding the difference between right and wrong
3 (develop) [+friendship] desarrollarse; [+hatred] crecer; [+town, industry] desarrollarse; crecer; [+custom] arraigar; imponerse
a close friendship had grown up between us entre nosotros se había desarrollado una íntima amistad; a barrier had grown up between them se había levantado una barrera entre ellos; new industries grew up alongside the port nuevas industrias se desarrollaron alrededor del puerto
A friendship grew up between Pasternak and the artist's pretty young daughter, Chukurtma. the close friendship which quickly grew up between us a mutual understanding grew up between them the mutual respect that grew up between two genuinely brilliant footballers he says a barrier grew up between himself and other boys who feared being accused of `sucking-up hatred grew up between them he wrote of `the innate dislike which is growing up in the country to see any man distinguished from the mass around him from the first time they met a close friendship grew up between them new cities grew up around the industrial centers modern art and modern architecture grew up together the people from the south of England, the Bretons, immigrated to Brittany, and a legend grew up among them a mystique grew up around his work and achievements
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