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expand

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ɪkˈspænd/ ECONOMICS, COMMERCE
to increase in size, number, or importance, or to make something increase in this way: expand into sth These companies need to expand into new markets because they have reached market saturation at home. expand rapidly/greatly/significantlyexpand the range/scope/capacity Supermarkets continue to expand the range of products and services offered in their outlets. expand a business/company/programme Production capacity could expand by up to 30%, thus bringing down prices.
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