An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to grow)
a. crecer muy bien
The herbs you planted are really thriving.Las hierbas que plantaste están creciendo muy bien.
These plants will thrive in the shade.Estas plantas crecerán muy bien en lugares sombreados.
b. desarrollarse
They attributed the child's failure to thrive to his diet.Atribuyeron a la dieta del niño que no se desarrollara.
c. medrar (person, plant)
Los niños están medrando desde que empezaron a servir comida más sana en las escuelas.Healthier meals in schools are helping kids thrive.
2. (to be successful)
a. prosperar
The business is thriving since she took over.El negocio está prosperando desde que ella se hizo cargo.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (person, plant)
a. medrar
2. (business)
a. prosperar
to thrive on other people's misfortunesaprovecharse de las desgracias ajenas
some people thrive on stressalgunas personas se crecen con el estrés
thrive [θraɪv] throve thrived thrived thriven
intransitive verb
(do well) [+company, economy] prosperar; (grow) [+plant] crecer muy bien; prosperar; [+animal, child] desarrollarse; prosperar; medrar
the River Itchen is famous for its salmon and trout which thrive in its clear, lime-rich water
the plant thrives here la planta crece muy bien or prospera aquí; business is thriving el negocio prospera
to thrive on sth
to thrive on sth: children thrive on milk la leche contribuye al desarrollo de los niños; she seems to thrive on adversity parece que se crece en la adversidad
he thrives on hard work
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