you were growing
-estuviste creciendo
Past progressiveconjugation ofgrow. There are other translations for this conjugation.


An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to increase in size)
a. crecer
My cousin grew three inches in the past year.Mi primo creció tres pulgadas en el último año.
2. (to increase in quantity)
a. aumentar
The number of employees in the company has grown tremendously.El número de empleados en la empresa ha aumentado enormemente.
3. (to mature)
a. madurar
The students grew a lot during their experience abroad.Los estudiantes maduraron mucho durante su experiencia en el extranjero.
4. (to become)
a. volverse (used with an adjective)
Before he knew it, the burly young man had grown old and weak.Antes de darse cuenta, el hombre joven y fornido se había vuelto viejo y débil.
5. (to germinate)
a. crecer
Heather grows all over Scotland.El brezo crece por toda Escocia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to cultivate)
a. cultivar
We decided to grow tomatoes in the backyard last summer.Decidimos cultivar tomates en el jardín trasero el verano pasado.
7. (to allow to increase in size)
a. dejarse crecer
He grows his beard in the winter to keep him warm.Se deja crecer la barba en el invierno para mantenerse caliente.
8. (to develop)
a. desarrollar
They are implementing a new marketing strategy to grow the business.Están implementando una nueva estrategia de comercialización para desarrollar la empresa.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (roses, vegetables)
a. cultivar
to grow a bearddejarse (crecer la) barba
I've decided to grow my hair longhe decidido dejarme el pelo largo
grow bagbolsa de compost en la que crecen plantas
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (increase in size)
a. crecer
3. (colloquial)
it'll grow on youte irá gustando con el tiempo
his influence grewsu influencia se acrecentó
to grow in wisdom/beautyganar en sabiduría/belleza
4. (become)
a. hacerse
to grow oldenvejecer
to grow big or biggercrecer
5. (come eventually)
they grew to like the houseles llegó a gustar la casa
grow [ɡrəʊ] grew (past)grown (participle:past)
intransitive verb
1 [+plant, hair, person, animal] crecer
how you've grown! ¡cómo has crecido!; he has grown five centimetres ha crecido cinco centímetros; she's letting her hair grow se está dejando crecer el pelo; se está dejando el pelo largo; the hair will grow back eventually con el tiempo le volverá a crecer el pelo; that plant does not grow in England esa planta no crece or no se da en Inglaterra; will it grow here? ¿se puede cultivar aquí?
it won't start growing until the frost is over crops grow better in this soil a shift to warmer, cooler or wetter weather means that crops grow better we stop growing at maturity then the hair began to grow again and I felt terrific crystals of natralite that grow in cavities in the rock there were roses growing along the station platform
to grow to or into manhood llegar a la edad adulta
when Quanah grew to manhood, he became a great leader of his people
these sharks can grow to six metres estos tiburones pueden llegar a medir hasta seis metros
2 (increase) (in number, amount) aumentar
the number of unemployed has grown by more than 10,000 el número de parados ha aumentado en más de 10.000; the economy continues to grow la economía sigue en su fase de crecimiento; opposition grew and the government agreed to negotiate la oposición cobró más fuerza y el gobierno decidió entrar en negociaciones; the winds grew to gale force la intensidad del viento aumentó hasta alcanzar velocidades de temporal
the national debt grew to alarming proportions
to grow in popularity ganar popularidad; she has grown in my esteem se ha ganado mi estima
it is a piece that grows in stature and reveals new facets with each new hearing they grew in stature throughout the game holistic medicine is growing in popularity
3 (develop) [+friendship, love] desarrollarse; [+person] madurar
I feel I have grown immensely as a result of the experience siento que he madurado muchísimo como consecuencia de la experiencia; to grow spiritually madurar espiritualmente
they began to grow as persons their friendship grew as time went on
4 (with adjective) (become) volverse; ponerse; hacerse but often translated by vi or reflexive; (but often translated by vi or reflexive)
I grew a little afraid of the guy next door
our eyes gradually grew accustomed to the light los ojos se nos fueron acostumbrando a la luz
to grow angry enfadarse
when he saw that I did not intend to cooperate he began to grow angry
the light grew brighter la luz se hizo más intensa
to grow cold
the coffee had grown cold el café se había enfriado; we grew colder as the night wore on a medida que pasaba la noche nos fue entrando cada vez más frío; it's grown a lot colder, hasn't it? ha enfriado mucho ¿verdad?
his feet were growing cold Stalin's corpse hadn't even grown cold before they had taken Beria it had grown colder as the dusk closed in
to grow dark (gen) oscurecer; (at dusk) oscurecer; anochecer
/the skies grew dark/ and a great wind blew from the west in winter it starts to grow dark at 3 o'clock it was midafternoon but already growing dark
to grow fat engordar
they grew fat off the local peoples' poverty this hormone was implanted in chickens, cattle, and sheep to make them grow fatter
her eyes grew heavy se le cerraban los ojos
she has grown quite knowledgeable on the subject ha aprendido mucho sobre el tema
the noise grew louder el ruido aumentó de volumen
to grow old envejecer(se)
you will realize this as you grow older te darás cuenta de esto a medida que te hagas mayor
I want to grow old gracefully let's grow old together
he grew tired of waiting se cansó de esperar
to grow used to sth acostumbrarse a algo
once we had grown used to the darkness we have grown accustomed to cheap air fares she'd grown used to fending off men with more hands than brains she has slowly grown used to the idea they never did grow used to sleeping together
she grew weaker with each passing day se fue debilitando día tras día
to grow worse
the housing shortage is growing worse la escasez de viviendas es cada vez mayor; she grew worse that day and died during the night ese día se puso peor or su condición empeoró y murió durante la noche
the stench was overpowering and it grew worse Ken's drinking grew worse that winter his lungs grew worse
to grow to like sb llegar a querer a algn; encariñarse con algn; he grew to love his work llegó a tomarle gusto a su trabajo; in time he grew to accept it con el tiempo llegó a aceptarlo
I grew to admire her tremendously the city he had grown to love
transitive verb
1 [+plant, crop] cultivar
I grow my own vegetables tengo mi propio huerto; cultivo mis verduras
organically grown vegetables I grew these plants from seed I always grow a few red onions lettuce was grown by the ancient Romans we tried to grow some copper sulphate crystals with our children to be grown [over] with sth the tennis courts are grown over with grass high walls grown over with vines the wizened rolls of bread, the butter and milk grown over with mould
2 [+hair, beard, moustache, nails] dejarse crecer
she has grown her hair long se ha dejado el pelo largo; se ha dejado crecer el pelo; the lizard grew a new tail al lagarto le salió una cola nueva
it's grown a new leaf to grow horns I'd better start growing my hair
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