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expand (one's) horizons

To have or seek out new experiences, especially if one's experiences have been relatively limited. I'm really nervous to live at school, but I know I need to expand 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 expand her horizons!
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expand (something) into (something)

1. To become larger or more extensive. Don't pull the cord on that, or it will expand into a raft!
2. To make something larger or more extensive. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "expand" and "into." Don't expand that into a raft just yet—wait till we get to the lake. The publisher wants me to expand my short story into a novella.
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expand (up)on (something)

To discuss a topic in more detail. This is such an important point that I'd like you to expand upon it when you revise your paper.
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expand into something

to grow into something; to enlarge into something. The little problem expanded into a big one in no time at all. In no time at all, the vegetable garden had expanded into a small farm.
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expand one's horizons

Fig. to experience and learn new things. Read more! Travel! Go out and expand your horizons!
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expand something into something

to enlarge something into something; to make something grow into something. She expanded her business into a national company. I would like to build on an addition to expand this room into a more usable space.
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expand (up)on something

 and enlarge (up)on something
Fig. to add detail to a report about something; to say more about something. Would you please expand upon that last remark? Would you care to enlarge upon your remarks?
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a collector and recycler of universal waste, has been awarded two grants to expand its services to include the collection and processing of old electronics.
Historically, states asked for these federal waivers to design state-specific programs to expand coverage for the uninsured.
Woodland Hills branch: Replace 39-year-old, 6,272-square-foot building with 12,500-square-foot building and expand parking at original 22200 Ventura Blvd.
Prior to these recent developments, taxpayers often took tax return positions that investigatory and start-up costs were incurred to expand an existing business.
We rely on Expand technology to give us an edge with our CNX products," says EMS SATCOM's Vice President of Military and Government Sales, Stephen Newell.
The Expand solution enabled CWT to successfully centralize and standardize key IT services.
TodaysMama Polls: Expand Your Perspective's final new feature gives mamas the opportunity to weigh in on issues covering the gamut from playful to serious, etiquette to politics and education.
We have been experiencing strong demand from many organizations currently operating in China - regional and international - who are looking for local expertise to help them manage their key IT initiatives including WAN optimization, application acceleration, IT consolidation, backup, disaster recovery and wide area file services (WAFS) to support their core business needs," said Michael Peevey, Vice President Sales, APAC, Expand Networks.
Prior to installing the Expand devices, we would see a 4MB file take over a minute to transfer and our T-1 network links were at 90-100% utilization through the day.
With real throughput of 45 Mbps for the Accelerator 6940, Expand can comfortably cover the most demanding bandwidth needs.
Expand Networks today announced that the company is accelerating its go-to-market strategy with a leading-edge channel initiative, the Compass Partner Program.
Expand Networks, a leading provider of application acceleration solutions over the WAN, today announced that the company has completed the acquisition of DiskSites, an innovator in wide-area file services (WAFS) software that optimizes the delivery of applications to distributed organizations.
MARINE CORPS TAPS EXPAND NETWORKS FOR HSWAN PROJECT, SEES 500 PERCENT IMPROVEMENT