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grow
also: prét grew
also: pp grown
British English: /ɡrəʊ/
American English: /ɡroʊ/

Translation of grow in French:

transitive verb

  • 2 (increase, allow to increase)
    (person)
    laisser pousser
    (hair, beard, nails)
    to grow 5 cm
    (person)
    grandir de 5 cm
    (plant)
    pousser de 5 cm
    the economy has grown 2%
    la croissance de l'économie est de 2%

intransitive verb

  • 1 (increase physically)
    (plant, hair, nails) by de
    (person) by de
    (queue)
    s'allonger
    (tumour, cancer)
    se développer
    haven't you grown!
    qu'est-ce que tu as grandi!
    to let one's hair/nails grow
    laisser pousser ses cheveux/ongles
    to grow from
    pousser à partir de
    (bulb, seed)
    to grow to a height of 4 metres
    atteindre 4 mètres de hauteur
  • 2 (of something abstract)
    (deficit, spending, crime, population, tension, anger, chances) by de
    (company)
    (economy)
    être en expansion
    (movement, opposition, support, problem)
    devenir plus important
    (poverty, crisis)
    s'aggraver
    (pressure, influence)
    devenir plus fort
    (list)
    s'allonger
    (mystery)
    s'épaissir
    fears are growing that …
    on craint de plus en plus que …
    (+ subj)
    to grow from x to y
    (profit, movement)
    passer de x à y
    to grow to
    (figure, level)
    to grow to civil war proportions
    prendre les proportions d'une guerre civile
    to grow in
    acquérir plus de
    (authority, strength, confidence)
    to grow in popularity
    devenir plus populaire
  • 3 (become)
    (hotter, colder, stronger)
    to grow more sophisticated
    devenir plus sophistiqué
    to grow old to grow weak
    s'affaiblir
    to grow more and more impatient
    s'impatienter de plus en plus
  • 4to grow to do I soon grew to like him
    j'ai vite fini par l'aimer
    I was growing to like him
    je commençais à l'aimer

Phrasal verbs

grow apart

(people)
s'éloigner l'un de l'autre
to grow apart from

grow in

grow in
(nail)
devenir incarné

grow into

grow into [something] 1.1 (become)
(frog, adult)
1.2 (fit into)
(role, position)
he'll grow into it (of garment)
quand il aura un peu grandi il pourra le mettre
1.3
(skin, bone) (tissue)

grow on

grow on [somebody]
(habit)
s'imposer
the music was starting to grow on me
je commençais à apprécier la musique

grow out

grow [something] out, grow out [something]
laisser pousser ses cheveux jusqu'à ce qu'il n'y ait plus de
(perm, dye)

grow out of

grow out of [something] 1.1 (get too old for) See examples: he's grown out of his suit
son costume est devenu trop petit pour lui
she's grown out of discos/going to discos
elle a passé l'âge des discothèques/d'aller en discothèque
children's games I've grown out of
des jeux d'enfants qui ne sont plus de mon âge
1.2 (come from)
(interest, idea, institution)

grow together

1.1 [literal] (join together)
(bones, plants, eyebrows)
se rejoindre
1.2 [figurative] (become close)
(people)
se rapprocher

grow up

1.1 (grow, get bigger)
(child)
(movement, idea)
se développer
to grow up in London/believing that …
grandir à Londres/dans l'idée que …
1.2 (become adult, mature)
(person, movement)
devenir adulte
when I grow up
quand je serai grand
to grow up into
(scientist, beauty)
grow up!
arrête tes enfantillages!

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