- 1 [niño] 1.1 (cuidar, educar) to bring up, raise la criaron los abuelos maternos she was brought up o/or raised by her maternal grandparents fui criada en el amor a los libros I was brought up to love books ya tiene a sus hijos criados her children are grown up now malcriado1 1.2 (amamantar) to breast-feed criado con biberón bottle-fed lo crió su madre his mother breast-fed him
criarse v pron
- to grow up nos criamos juntos we were brought up together, we grew up together me crié con mi abuela I was brought up o/or raised by my grandmother me crié en el campo I grew up in the country a la que te criaste (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial] any old how, any which way (inglés norteamericano/American English)
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