Part of speech: verb

To enlarge; swell; spread out.

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Usage examples "expand":

  1. " Now if your publishers continue to expand the publication at the rate of a thousand planets a year, your book should easily last for another century. - "A World by the Tale", Gordon Randall Garrett.
  2. I was now taken up with larger concerns, working furiously to expand my success and for a year after leaving the Intelligencer I doubt if I gave it more than a minute's thought a day. - "Greener Than You Think", Ward Moore.
  3. Now, the effect of heat upon air is to expand it, make it light, and cause it to rise. - "The Ocean and its Wonders", R.M. Ballantyne.