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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 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.
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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.
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The total structurally broadened profile is the convolution of the size-broadened profile and the strain-broadened profile.
While they seem to have broadened the focus, the very fact that they're looking into the mischief that's been going on is very helpful,'' said North Valley Coalition spokeswoman Mary Edwards.
He has overseen the most aggressive new-product introduction cycles in the company's history, led EMC into multi-platform, open software for storage, information and content management, broadened industry alliances and partnerships, and completed more than 20 acquisitions to broaden EMC's market leadership, technology offerings, and growth potential.
This broadened agreement with MCI is designed to further streamline business operations and reduce call center costs," said Todd Mavis, Danka's Chief Executive Officer.
Now licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, and Oregon, American Guardian has deepened its industry reputation and broadened its outreach to brokers on a national scope.
Tremendous opportunity exists as we combine our areas of expertise and leverage our ability to cross-sell products into a broadened customer base.
The SIAM module allows us to grow the product line with additional direction and broadened focus.
The focus of the North-South Center will be significantly broadened, but most of its initiatives will continue to focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.
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BUDH: OTC BB) announced that it has broadened its website presence into the European marketplace with the signing of two agreements covering the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Peerless has broadened its embedded controller products to include integrated networking, job management, an industry standard operating system, IPP FAX, universal plug and play, active directory support and driverless internet printing.
In addition, significant investments in new and expanded products and services have broadened the attractiveness of the company's offerings to international governments, positioning it well to further expand its market leadership position.
The acquisition moreover has broadened Goldman's already strong earning streams by substantially increasing volume based customer flow revenues.
The newly clarified and broadened compensation exceptions provide a clear pathway to compliance and the continued clinical benefits of partnering with the urologist.