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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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According to a survey conducted as part of the study, 72 percent of medical malpractice insurance writers believed that the broadening definition of malpractice, particularly "failure to detect," was an important challenge facing the industry Interestingly only 53 percent of medical malpractice insurers cited the need for tort reform as an important issue and 58 percent reported that the erosion of ERISA protection was an important issue.
The treatment of the final patient in this pivotal Phase III trial and the broadening of the Fast Track designation mark a significant milestone for the DX-88 HAE program," said Henry E.
The New York Times reported on December 7th that "Zoellick said the added authority would make it far easier to achieve the administration's two top trade priorities: broadening NAFTA to include Central and South America and completing global trade talks that were started in Doha, Qatar, last month.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements relating to the projected 2009 launch of Flutiform, the growth of the US market for asthma drugs, in particular with respect to fixed combination treatments, the broadening of Kos' presence in the respiratory market, Flutiform's revenue generating potential, the Company's objective to launch at least two products a year through the end of the decade beginning in 2007, the Company's plan to increase the size of its sales force, the Company's strong and growing research and development pipeline and future sales growth are forward-looking and are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in a forward-looking statement.
products still offers significant potential for growth and new business opportunities due to the broadening of target applications.
In addition to broadening the scope of award-winning editorial coverage that put CNET News.
Danka Business Systems PLC (NASDAQ: DANKY) today announced the next phase of its Vision 21 initiative by broadening its existing relationship with MCI, Inc.