Definition of green verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    green

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɡriːn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡriːn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they green
    BrE BrE//ɡriːn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡriːn//
     
    he / she / it greens
    BrE BrE//ɡriːnz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡriːnz//
     
    past simple greened
    BrE BrE//ɡriːnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡriːnd//
     
    past participle greened
    BrE BrE//ɡriːnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡriːnd//
     
    -ing form greening
    BrE BrE//ˈɡriːnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡriːnɪŋ//
     
    Conservation
     
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    create parks
  1. 1green something to create parks and other areas with trees and plants in a city projects for greening the cities
  2. politics
  3. 2green somebody/something to make somebody more aware of issues connected with the environment; to make something appear friendly towards the environment an attempt to green industry bosses See related entries: Conservation
  4. Word Origin Old English grēne (adjective), grēnian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch groen, German grün, also to grass and grow.
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