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grow
British English: /ɡrəʊ/
American English: /ɡroʊ/

Translation of grow in Italian:

transitive verb pass. grew p.pass. grown

intransitive verb pass. grew p.pass. grown

  • 1 (increase physically)
    (plant, hair, nails)
    crescere (by di)
    (person)
    crescere (by di)
    (queue)
    allungarsi
    (tumour, cancer)
    svilupparsi
    haven't you grown! to let one's hair, nails grow
    farsi crescere i capelli, le unghie
    to grow from
    nascere o crescere da (bulb, seed)
    to grow to a height of 4 metres
    crescere fino a o raggiungere un'altezza di 4 metri
  • 2 (of something abstract)
    (deficit, spending)
    aumentare, crescere (by di)
    (crime, population, tension, anger, chances)
    aumentare (by di)
    (movement, opposition, support, problem)
    acquistare importanza, diventare più importante
    (poverty, crisis)
    aggravarsi
    (pressure, influence)
    aumentare, crescere, rafforzarsi
    (list)
    allungarsi
    (mystery)
    infittirsi
    fears are growing that …
    ci sono crescenti timori che …
    to grow from x to y
    (profit, movement)
    passare da x a y
    to grow to
    raggiungere (figure, level)
    to grow to civil war proportions
    assumere le proporzioni di una guerra civile
    to grow in
    acquistare o acquisire (authority, strength, confidence)
    to grow in popularity
  • 3 (become)
    diventare (hotter, colder, stronger)
    to grow more sophisticated
    diventare più sofisticato
    to grow old to grow weak
    diventare debole o indebolirsi
    to grow more and more impatient
    diventare sempre più impaziente o spazientirsi sempre di più
  • 4to grow to do
    finire per fare o arrivare a fare
    I soon grew to like him
    non mi ci è voluto molto ad apprezzarlo
    I was growing to like him
    cominciava a piacermi

Phrasal verbs

grow apart:

grow apart
(people)
allontanarsi l'uno dall'altro
to grow apart from
allontanarsi, staccarsi da (person)

grow away:

to grow away from
allontanarsi, staccarsi da (person, family)

grow from:

to grow a plant from seed
far crescere una pianta dal seme

grow in:

grow in
(nail)
incarnirsi

grow into:

grow into [something] 1.1 (become)
diventare (frog, adult)
1.2 (fit into)
abituarsi a (role, position)
he'll grow into it (of garment)
quando crescerà gli andrà bene

grow on:

to grow on somebody the music was starting to grow on me
cominciava a piacermi la musica

grow out:

grow [something] out, grow out [something]
farsi crescere i capelli fino a non aver più (perm, dye)
farsi crescere (hair)

grow out of:

grow out of [something] 1.1 (get too old for)he's grown out of his suit
è diventato troppo grande per il suo vestito
she's grown out of discos, going to discos
non ha più l'età per la discoteca o per andare in discoteca
children's games I've grown out of
giochi da bambini che non faccio più
1.2 (come from)
nascere da, svilupparsi da (interest, idea, institution)

grow over:

grow over
(plant)
ricoprire (wall)
infestare (field)

grow together

1 (join together)
(bones, plants)
crescere insieme, uniti
2 [figurative] (become close)
(people)
affiatarsi

grow up

1 (grow, get bigger)
(child)
crescere
(movement, idea)
svilupparsi
to grow up in London, believing that …
crescere a Londra, credendo che …
2 (become adult, mature) when I grow up
quando sarò grande
to grow up into
diventare (scientist)
grow up!
cresci (una buona volta)!

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