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English definition of “expand”


verb [I/T]    /ɪkˈspænd/
to increase something in size , number , or importance : [I] The air in the balloon expands when heated . [T] They expanded their number of stores significantly in the 1990s. expansion    /ɪkˈspæn·ʃən/ noun [U] Expansion into new areas of research might be possible .
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