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expand - English Dictionary

[ verb ]
■ become larger in size or volume or quantity
・his business expanded rapidly

[ verb ]
■ exaggerate or make bigger
amplify , blow up , inflate

[ verb ]
■ grow vigorously
boom , flourish , thrive

[ verb ]
■ expand the influence of

[ verb ]
■ make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
・expand the house by adding another wing

[ verb ]
■ add details, as to an account or idea
■ clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
dilate , elaborate , enlarge , expatiate , exposit , expound , flesh out , lucubrate

[ verb ]
■ extend in one or more directions
・The dough expands
spread out

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