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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!
See also: broaden, horizon

broaden out

To widen or expand something. A noun can be used between "broaden" and "out" or after "out." They want to knock down a wall and broaden their kitchen out. I'm doing these exercises to broaden out my shoulders.
See also: broaden, out

broaden out

to become wider; to expand. The river broadened out and became deeper. The road broadens out here.
See also: broaden, out

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.
See also: broaden, out

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.
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paragraph] 15 Thus, Apple appealed a fairly concrete issue to the Board: "whether a continuing reissue application can broaden patented claims beyond the two-year statutory period in a manner unrelated to the broadening aspect that was identified within the two-year period.
03(IV) in its brief: "Where any intent to broaden is indicated in the reissue application within the two years from the patent grant, a broadened claim can subsequently be presented in the reissue after the two year period.
97) According to Apple, the Board's allusion to prosecution laches is also misplaced and irrelevant, as six years should not be deemed an "unreasonable" delay, assuming the applicant demonstrated unequivocal intent to broaden in a broadening reissue application filing within two years of patent issuance, and prosecution of reissue application(s) was diligent during that time.
146) In such legitimate circumstances, continuing broadening reissue applications should be permitted outside the two-year statutory window if unequivocal intent to broaden is demonstrated in an initial broadening reissue application.
In addition to the taxpayer-favorable clarification concerning loan costs, the SBJPA also broadens the application of Sec.
That broadens support for the bill and spreads its benefits to everyone.
Concerning chromatic dispersion, NIST has developed two systems to measure relative group delay which broadens pulses and limits the system data rate.
179 property broadens the scope of property entitled to expensing.