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widenverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈwaɪ.dən/ us   /ˈwaɪ.dən/
B2 to become, or to make something greater in width: As it approaches the sea, the river begins to widen (out).

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widenverb [I/T]

us   /ˈwɑɪ·dən/
to become farther in distance from one side to the other: [I] After it passes through town, the road widens.
to allow or encourage influence by something else: [T] Let’s widen the discussion by listening to people with other points of view.
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