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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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The only difference is that an extra heat exchanger was added to the system to use the vapour from the HT expander to preheat the working fluid of the LT loop before it is heated by the engine coolant.
This decision on selection of the flap should be made before placement of the tissue expander in order to avoid unnecessary tissue loss.
This additional heat offsets the gain in energy from the expander since energy cannot be created.
The tissue expanders were approached through the scarred area and were placed under the normal skin close to the defect under general anesthesia.
4-6,9,11,13-16) There was a greater increase in the IMD measurement in patients treated with the tooth-borne expander (7.
Formats such as the expander and video, and ad positions such as 300 x 250 and 160 x 600, should be used for a longer-term campaign.
Another solution is to place the expander ball high in the die, just under the neck-sizing area, so the neck is still held in alignment during expansion.
Table 1 Main parameters of the expander Parameters Air expander Two-phase expander Combination of lobs 4 ~ 6 4 ~ 6 Rotor diameter 81.
According to the company, designers can maximise density, reliability, or a mix of both with the expander supporting direct attachment of 6Gbps, 3Gbps and 1.
A twin screw combined compressor and expander for [CO.
For low tension applications, the Polyband Expander roll should be driven.
The new Expander site and transmission solutions offer total site solutions including preconfigured radio base stations, antennas, power and installation systems, transmission solutions and services.
PMC-Sierra unveiled its max-SAS product family with the latest additions including the highest density 36 and 24 port SAS expanders, the PM8387 SXP 36x3G and PM8388 SXP 24x3G, and an innovative storage enclosure management processor, the PM8389 SMC-L.
The RTL VD-HVDPCI blade is a WIDE SCSI LVD/HVD expander on a PCI bus, each port converts from LVD to a HVD SCSI interface.
As shown, there are three different module types -- a signal source module, expander module(s) and an output module.