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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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As an Expand Channel partner for more than four years, we are only interested in partnering with vendors who provide a full solution and dedication to working with us on a collaborative level.
Gartner has rated Expand as a market leader in their most recent MarketScope report.
We looked at several technology partners and Expand offered the most comprehensive solution in Compass, a market-tested and proven platform.
Expand Networks' HSWAN technology's ease of use during tests and resulting accelerated performance data were critical to the Marine Corps' key performance parameters of the communications system.
The Expand Networks' Compass enables more users to operate over narrow satellite connections, expands satellite bandwidth, reduces traffic collisions and overcomes the effects of latency.
Continental Airlines Takes Expand Networks on a Global Ride
When undertaking this global IT initiative, Continental chose Expand as its application acceleration standard, based on the success the airline experienced from its domestic deployment.
Spurred on by rapidly growing demand for a multi-service platform, Expand has outpaced the competition with more than 25,000 Expand Accelerators deployed worldwide and the largest single deployment in the industry, with 3,500 units accelerating traffic for a large financial services company.
2005 was an extremely exciting year for Expand Networks, breaking through the 25,000 unit barrier, growth of 35 percent in 2005, solid growth of our customer base and significant growth across all geographies," said Amir Chitayat, president of Expand Networks.
Deployed in over 1,200 customer networks including Motorola, Hitachi Capital, Continental Airlines and the United States Department of Defense, Expand Networks supports key IT initiatives including server and data center consolidation and server-based computing.
We are pleased to add Expand to our growing list of OEM partners," Shaked concluded.