broaden out(redirected from broadening out)
To widen or expand something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "broaden" and "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 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.
to become wider; to expand. The river broadened out and became deeper. The road broadens out here.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.