Definition of 'expand'
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The recent depreciation of the pound could disrupt her plans to expand the product range. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Dogs for Good wants to expand this service to work with other charities. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But earnings at the womenswear seller were down, as it expanded rapidly. The Sun (2016)The father of another said he did not blame the university, which is expanding its counselling service. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I want to further my skills, expand my business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its online business is also expanding rapidly with'significant growth' in its sales from mobile phones. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It came as the group expanded rapidly, with 32 new stores worldwide. The Sun (2016)Productivity stubbornly refuses to rise, so more jobs are not expanding the size of the economic pie;? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also has ambitions to broaden its product range and expand geographically. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The numbers show how rapidly trade has expanded. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Is it possible to add another service rather than expand? Christianity Today (2000)This was drawing in more shoppers while its online business was expanding. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The result was that the supply of credit expanded. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We will make efforts to expand and strengthen these relations. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There may be scope to expand this and include portions of criminal fines as well. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her intention is to hit demand for this rapidly expanding industry. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Student protests about teaching quality have grown as higher education has expanded and class sizes have grown. Times, Sunday Times (2010)New opportunities for work outside the home expanded rapidly. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)The duo will look for other land deals to expand the business. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Direct mail operations are likely to expand and become increasingly selective and specific. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)In the next few years the web is set to expand rapidly. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Heavy industry was expanded originally to meet these national defence needs before a single railway line was constructed. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)These systems need to change each time we expand the size of the group we join forces with. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The service was expanding rapidly because of the sharp rise in prisoner numbers and the need to open new establishments. Times, Sunday Times (2009)To expand that money supply, somebody has to borrow. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Over time, it makes sense to expand your portfolio. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It has since expanded into security products such as passports, driving licences and tax stamps. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Consequently, retailers have been looking for ways to reduce their labour bill while expanding services. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)I wanted to work internationally and expand the scope of my possibilities. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The theory of portfolio choice tells us that as the business cycle expands and wealth increases, the demand for bonds will rise as well. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)
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Translations for 'expand'
British English: expand VERB
If something expands or is expanded, it becomes larger.
Engineers noticed that the pipes were not expanding as expected.
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