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To become or make larger or more extensive
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“My waistline would continue to expand as I continued to consume food indiscriminately.”
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To increase in extent, amount, or degree
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“We are looking to expand our company into new markets, especially abroad.”
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To add further details to (information)
“Could you expand on your idea of how the earth is flat?”
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To explain or provide information about something (in greater detail)
“Could you expand on your theory about how the pyramids were built by ancient aliens?”
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To physically spread out
“When the right moment comes, it will stop and expand its wings.”
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To proliferate or diffuse throughout
“Beyond the focal point, the light would expand and illuminate the optical surface to be monitored.”
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To diverge into, or along, two or more separate paths
“At some point, the story will expand into several tenuously connected threads.”
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(rare) To become less reserved in character or behavior
“After being entertained, she would expand and flourish.”
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To exaggerate, use hyperbole
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To develop gradually
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(computing, software) To access data in a compressed file
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To thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation
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Grow too big for
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To be, or cause to be, wide open
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To greatly emphasize a point or issue
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To explain meticulously or in great detail
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Redistribute, station troops or weapons
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To free from a tangled or twisted state
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To expel or discharge, typically gas or light
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Make depth greater
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Speak or write authoritatively about a topic
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To foster the growth or development of
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