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"expand" in British English

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expandverb [I or T]

uk   /ɪkˈspænd/ us   /ɪkˈspænd/
B2 to increase in size, number, or importance, or to make something increase in this way: The air in the balloon expands when heated. They expanded their retail operations during the 1980s.

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expandverb [I/T]

us   /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.
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noun [U] us   /ɪkˈspæn·ʃən/
Expansion into new areas of research might be possible.
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"expand" in Business English

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expandverb [I or T]

uk   /ɪkˈspænd/ us   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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“expand” in American English

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by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

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