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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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paragraph] 15 In the end, the Board affirmed the USPTO and rejected all of the broadened claims in the continuation reissue applications.
03(IV) in its brief: "Where any intent to broaden is indicated in the reissue application within the two years from the patent grant, a broadened claim can subsequently be presented in the reissue after the two year period.
For example, in considering broadening reissue applications, their publication, and their effect on competition, the court will need to define what is a "reasonable" delay for the purposes of bringing broadened reissue claims to the table.
The following has been derived for the strain cosine Fourier coefficient of the diffraction line profile broadened due to a restrictedly random distribution of dislocations [1,5]:
The Fourier coefficients of the peak without instrumental broadening then follow by dividing the Fourier coefficients of the broadened peak by the Fourier coefficients of the peak of the standard specimen (see, e.
Figure 2 shows an example of the broadened 111 peak of the specimen annealed at 350 K, and the 111 peak of the reference specimen.
Databases Functionality Broadened and Interface Enhanced for
With this release, Onyx has also added support for the Oracle database and broadened the suite's functional feature set.
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.
Recognizing the growth in the Windows 2000 environment, Peerless has broadened its Microsoft Active Directory(TM) technology to extend into the data storage industry.
We are accomplishing this through broadened product technologies, market expansion and competitive pricing models, which allow us to share in the success of new OEM product offerings.
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.