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crecer

Translation of crecer in English:

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (crecerse)

  • 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/or come into their own when faced with danger

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