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To become or make larger or more extensive
“My waistline would continue to expand as I continued to consume food indiscriminately.”
To become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number
“We are looking to expand our company into new markets, especially abroad.”
To give a fuller version or account of
“Could you expand on your idea of how the earth is flat?”
To spread out
“Once the leaves begin to expand on trees, the vegetation gives the world a greenish cast.”
(rare) Become less reserved in character or behavior
“After being entertained, she would expand and flourish.”
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