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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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Some of the major markets for polystyrene and expandable polystyrene have reached a saturation point, which has limited the demand growth for polystyrene and expandable polystyrene in those regions.
These non-elective or trauma surgeries sometimes require additional spinal structural support which is when the T2 ALTITUDE[TM] Expandable Corpectomy Device is used.
Detailed polystyrene and expandable polystyrene demand analysis by major countries in all the regions such as China, India, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Poland, the US, Canada, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.
The report indicates a wealth of information on expandable polystyrene manufacturers and distributors
Roger Sambrook, Regional Manager, Europe and Sub Sahara Africa of Enventure, added : 'This partnership represents a strategic move to capitalize on ANOJ's market expertise in this region and will allow Enventure to demonstrate how SETA solid expandable technology benefits operators return on investment.
Three finalist entries involved steam-chest molded expandable polyolefin bead foams.
Tennis stadium (8,000 capacity expandable to 13,000)
An expandable component is disposed on the absorbent article, and features the compressed resilient element disposed within an air-impermeable envelope having a port containing a gas-permeable component.
ABB Lummus Global, Bloomfield, NJ, and BP Chemicals have been awarded the license and basic engineering for a 40,000 metric-ton-per-year expandable polystyrene plant by China Petrochemical International (SINOPEC).
The system's memory is the standard 4MB but is expandable to 64MB.
com/research/rpjmdq/global_expandable) has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Global Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Industry - China to Expand its Dominance due to Strong Growth in the Packaging and Construction Sectors" to their offering.
today announced FDA clearance of its Lateral Opticage(TM) Expandable Intervertebral Body Fusion Device.
com/research/clwlgg/expandable) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Market: Forecast up to 2017" report to their offering.
com, the integrated digital services company, today announced it had reached a significant milestone, with 50% of its available RTB (real-time bidding) inventory accepting expandable rich media ads, the largest percentage available in the industry.
The Black Hawk's bifilar expandable pins, NSN 5315-01-112-2991, are tougher than nails to remove.