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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 give a fuller version or account of
“Could you expand on your idea of how the earth is flat?”
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To spread out
“Once the leaves begin to expand on trees, the vegetation gives the world a greenish cast.”
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(rare) 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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To be successful
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To create different forms of
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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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To expand in the manner of branches
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To spread out into the shape of a fan
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Grow too big for
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To be made, or be capable of being made, longer or wider without tearing or breaking
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To vomit or retch
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To make rare, thin, porous, or less dense
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Redistribute, station troops or weapons
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To diverge into two or more separate paths
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To emphasize too persistently
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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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(with reference to a limb or joint) To bend or become bent
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Open mouth wide, usually sign of
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Make depth greater
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Speak or write authoritatively about a topic
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Make or become mellow
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To foster the growth or development of
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