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grown-up

noun [C]  /ˈɡroʊnˌʌp/ us  
an adult: The grown-ups sat inside while the children played in the yard.
grown-up
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈɡroʊnˌʌp/ us  
She has three grown-up sons.
Translations of “grown-up”
in Korean 성인…
in Arabic راشِد, بالِغ…
in Portuguese adulto, -a…
in Catalan adult, -a…
in Japanese 大人, 成人…
in Italian (persona) grande…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指用於對兒童說話時)大人,成年人…
in Russian взрослый…
in Turkish yetişkin, erişkin, reşit…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指用于对儿童说话时)大人,成年人…
in Polish dorosły (człowiek)…
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