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broaden (one's) horizons

To have a new experience. I'm really nervous to live at school, but I know I need to broaden my horizons and get some experience living without my family. I can't believe that Molly has never left the state before! She seriously needs to broaden her horizons!
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broaden out

to become wider; to expand. The river broadened out and became deeper. The road broadens out here.
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broaden something out

to make something wider; to expand something. Now, broaden this part out a little, so it looks like a cloud, not a painted pillow. Broaden out the river in your painting so it looks very wide. The photographic view of the valley can be broadened out by using a different lens.
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Travel broadens the mind.

Prov. When you travel, you learn things about the people and places you see. Marie: I never realized how well-off most Americans are until I visited India. Jane: So it's true that travel broadens the mind, huh? Everyone who gets the chance should go abroad. Travel broadens the mind.
See also: broaden, mind, travel

broaden/widen somebody's horizons

to increase the range of things that someone knows about, has experienced, or is able to do This trip to the Far East has certainly broadened our family's horizons.
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Such forward-looking statements include, among others, the expectation and/or claim, as applicable, that (i) he has extensive contacts in fuel distribution and his experience will be invaluable in helping broaden Pure BiofuelseIU customer base and export markets; (ii) Pure BiofuelseIU flagship project, the Callao Port biodiesel refinery near Lima, Peru, is scheduled to commence production in August 2007; and (iii) Pure Biofuels has secured memorandums of understanding with local fuel distributors for all of Callao Port's annual biodiesel production.
The L800 wireless fixed phone is offered in conjunction with Cantv's nationwide network expansion to broaden the access to affordable voice calling from the home.
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Jackson concluded, "We're excited to broaden our scope and open our employee-owned, high-performance culture to new members of the JHS corporate family.
Convergys will license bcgi's Real-Time Billing, which enables network-based prepaid and hybrid mobile service; Payment Manager, which helps operators broaden payment channels and reduce the complexity and cost of managing multiple payment partners; and Mobile Guardian, which provides operators with an end-to-end solution for blocking unwanted, unauthorized and harmful content and contact from mobile phones.
With 18 years of experience counseling life sciences companies from formation to maturity, Bob broadens MedVenture's services to portfolio companies and will aid in the management of the firm and its infrastructure.
Cost accounting methodology enhancements to broaden accounting support for period overhead/indirect costs, logistical costs support, and other ad-hoc costs.
Legal independence, as well as direct access to capital markets, will increase flexibility for strategic cooperation and will broaden financing options.
The new technology will complement and broaden Quantum Leap's current product portfolio to include applications utilizing Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS).
He has overseen the most aggressive new-product introduction cycles in the company's history, led EMC into multi-platform, open software for storage, information and content management, broadened industry alliances and partnerships, and completed more than 20 acquisitions to broaden EMC's market leadership, technology offerings, and growth potential.
Healy broadens by focusing on the everyday experience of total war of the two million ordinary citizens in the imperial capital of Vienna.