grossir les rangs translation | French-English dictionary

grossir les rangs v.
swell the ranks

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Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
to close ranks
to fall in again
fall out!
apply ; compete ; participate
to get into the running
get fat (vi.) ; grow (vi.)


   [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
Nous voulons faire grossir les rangs de la célébration avec ces nobles citoyens. We would swell the ranks of celebration with these noble citizens.
Toutefois, de nombreux jeunes néerlandais sans emploi courent le risque de venir grossir les rangs des chômeurs de longue durée. But many jobless youths in the Netherlands are at risk of joining the ranks of the long-term unemployed.
D'autre part, parmi la population active, une plus grande proportion des Autochtones venait grossir les rangs des chômeurs. Secondly, within the labour force, a greater proportion of Aboriginal people swelled the ranks of the unemployed.
Ils m'ont dit qu'ils aimeraient voir le gouvernement faire davantage d'efforts en vue de faire grossir les rangs des jeunes dans les forces au service de notre pays. They have said that is something they would like to see happen, to have more government effort made to raise the ranks of younger people getting involved in the military, to some extent in serving our nation.
... dans la fonction publique canadienne. Ce gouvernement produit maintenant des chômeurs au lieu d'encourager la création d'emplois. Combien de ces employés de l'État iront grossir les rangs des chômeurs? Il faut aussi compter des centaines d'emplois indirects qui disparaîtront à cause du départ de ces employés. ... 45,000 jobs in the Canadian public service. This government is now producing unemployment instead of encouraging job creation. How many of these government employees will join the ranks of the unemployed? And there are hundreds of indirect jobs that will disappear in the process.
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.
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