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mushroom

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌʃrʊm; -ruːm/

Translation of mushroom in Spanish:

noun/nombre

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (grow, increase rapidly) [town/population/business] crecer* rápidamente; [companies/buildings/newspapers] aparecer* or brotar como hongos or (Chile) como callampas, multiplicarse* it has mushroomed into a multimillion-dollar business se ha convertido de la noche a la mañana en un negocio multimillonario a mushrooming population/city una población/ciudad que crece desenfrenadamente
  • 2 (form mushroom shape) formar un hongo
  • 3 (gather mushrooms) to go mushrooming ir* a buscar hongos or (especially Spain/especialmente España) setas or (Chile) callampas

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