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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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It has 4GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD card support.
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It tells you to hold the pin with a hex wrench to remove the expandable nut, NSN 5310-00-923-4219.
This 100,000-square-foot, expandable warehouse is only six years old and contains approximately 8,000 square-feet of office space.
In addition to the analytical part, the report provides a range of tables and figures which all together give a true insight into the national, regional and global markets for expandable polystyrene.
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NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EDT Friday, May 27 to provide an update on the expansion operations for the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) installed on the International Space Station.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 14, 2014-Integra LifeSciences wins FDA clearance and controlled market release for Integra Expandable Interbody System in the US
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.
Roehr's expandable cavities (also available from D-M-E) eliminate the need for costly side actions on parts with undercuts and similar features.
LONDON -- The cutting-edge Expandable Polystyrene International Round Table Conference 2012will explore all the hot topics of the expandable polystyrene industry on a global scale.
A Supplier Is Required That Specialises In The Development Of Thin-Walled Expandable Access Sheaths.