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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!
See also: expand, horizon

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?
See also: expand, on
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The Px 6/2 Expander unit provides businesses with a clear path to expand the capacity of their Allworx system as they organically grow their business or expand their existing service by deploying additional telephony products and services.
The women who received AeroForm expanders used a wireless remote control to trigger the release of small, regulated amounts of carbon dioxide to fill the tissue expander, according to a protocol directed by their physician.
The two-stage rotary expander used in this study was designed to combine its shaft with another shaft of a commercial scroll compressor in a [CO.
The SAS standard accomplishes this by defining two different classes of expanders; edge expander devices and fanout expander devices.
This transaction also provides HGI an exceptional opportunity to introduce our Freedom Line and K2 Expanders to serve growing Asian demand for high performance expanders, especially the emerging market for partial state-of-charge (PSoC) solutions.
The technology of using a gas expander in place of a valve as a regulator is not new.
The only way to tell if the expander ball is pulling case necks crooked is to use an alignment gauge such as the RCBS Casemaster.
In this paper a new mathematical model for simulating the p - [phi] indicator diagram describing the thermodynamic working process inside twin screw expander was proposed and verified with the experimental study.
As the efficiency of the expander evolves, the application of the expander certainly becomes one such pathway.
Menzel Polyband Expander rolls are used to spread and smooth out wrinkles in film, nonwovens, textiles, rubber and paper.
Adaptec has validated its Serial Attached SCSI controllers for compatibility with PMC-Sierra's maxSAS expander product family," said Paul Vogt, director of Internal Storage Business Line for Adaptec.
EarthLCD, the recognized leader in smart, touch LCDs today announced the latest addition to their ezLCD product family, the I/O Expander Board.
para]]First-of-its-Kind Breast Tissue Expander Provides Precise, Controlled Expansion[[/para]]
com/research/s9swnv/fiber_optic_beam) has announced the addition of the "Fiber Optic Beam Expander Market by Design (Galilean, Keplerian), Device (Optical Communication, Measurement, Laser Systems, Remote Sensing), Application (Defense, Instrumentation, Industrial, Commercial), & Geography - Global Forecast to 2020" report to their offering.
During the reversible bursting process a Grundocrack straight barrel tool, equipped with a front expander is placed into the host pipe at an entry pit or manhole.