Translation of crecer in English:

crecer

vi

  • 3 3.1 [sentimiento/interés] to grow; [rumor] to spread creció en la estima de todos he grew in everyone's estimation 3.2 (en número, monto) creced y multiplicaos [Bib] go forth and multiply los sueldos no han crecido al mismo ritmo que la inflación wages have not kept pace with o risen at the same rate as inflation el número de parados sigue creciendo the number of unemployed continues to rise la economía ha crecido un 4% este año the economy has grown by 4% this year 3.3 (en importancia, sabiduría) crecer en algo to grow in sth ha ido creciendo en hermosura she has continued to grow in beauty

crecerse v pron

  • se creció hacia el final de la corrida his performance became more impressive toward(s) the end of the fight el equipo se crece en los partidos coperos the team rises to the challenge in cup gamescrecerse ante algo/algn hay gente que se crece ante el peligro some people rise to the occasion o come into their own when faced with danger

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.