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grossir les rangs v.
swell the ranks

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Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
to close ranks
to fall in again
to get into the running
apply ; compete ; participate
fall out!
get fat (vi.) ; grow (vi.)
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   [personne]   to put on weight  
Il a beaucoup grossi.      He's put on a lot of weight.  
Ça fait grossir.      It's fattening.  
     (fig)   to grow, to get bigger  
to swell
grossir qn      to make sb look fatter  
  [+détail, anecdote]  
to exaggerate
     (au microscope)    to magnify
     [+profits]   to increase
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"grossir les rangs": examples and translations in context
Vous venez de grossir les rangs d’une communauté élargie de Canadiens qui jouit d’une portée considérable. All of you here today who are recipients of this medal join a far-reaching and broad community of Canadians.
Historiquement, c'est l'université de Californie à Berkeley qui est la grande championne. Pas moins de 3.544 de ses diplômés sont venus grossir les rangs du Corps de la paix. Historically, the University of California, Berkeley, stands first with 3,544 graduates who joined the Peace Corps.
Nous devons agir de concert au risque de voir d'autres Sri-lankais innocents aller grossir les rangs des 500 000 personnes qui ont déjà fui le pays. We must act concertedly here or more innocent Sri Lankans will join the half a million people who have already fled the country.
Il s'agit de la première étape de notre plateforme, un objectif autour duquel nous pouvons tous nous rallier afin d'aider davantage de Canadiens à grossir les rangs de la classe moyenne. This is something we can all share and can work toward as the first step of our platform for encouraging more Canadians to be able to join the middle class.
Les pauvres, fréquemment victimes des critères d’admission sélectifs, ont peu de chances de s’inscrire dans des filières d’enseignement technique et de formation professionnelle payantes, et les milliers de jeunes quittant l’école viennent grossir les rangs du marché de l’emploi aux côtés de ceux qui les ont précédé. The poor, who are often the victims of selective admission criteria, have little chance of enrolling with fee-charging private TVET providers. Recent ineligible school leavers join thousands of their previous counterparts in the labour market.
Nous voulons faire grossir les rangs de la célébration avec ces nobles citoyens. We would swell the ranks of celebration with these noble citizens.
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