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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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Our new office will provide clients with an expanded menu of services, while allowing us to broaden and diversify our range of corporate trust services to include more corporate deals and project-finance related business.
Siemens' intensive sponsoring activities are aimed at further increasing the company's brand awareness in the world's most important mobile communication market and helping to broaden its business in China.
Based on open platforms, Roku's digital media products create new opportunities for developers to broaden the ways consumers enjoy digital home entertainment.
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IFILM's outstanding selection of films broadens our selection of streaming movie content considerably.
The addition of the Trilogy(R) DL3500 Series of Mortise Locks to the extremely popular Trilogy line of cylindrical locks, significantly broadens the Company's product line and enables it to enter the European market, which solely utilizes mortise-style locks.
with a manufacturing presence in the Southeast, it also broadens our already comprehensive line of specialty adhesives and dry set powders used in the ceramic tile industry.
Young significantly broadens Loraca's capabilities in e-commerce enabling, as well as adding breadth and depth to our financial services offerings," said Ron Baca, Chairman and CEO of Loraca.