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KK Pronunciation

〔 Ikˋspænd 〕


〔 ikˊspænd 〕

Overview of verb expand

The verb expand has 7 senses

  • expand, spread out -- (extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands")

  • expand -- (become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly")

  • expand -- (make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing")

  • boom, thrive, flourish, expand -- (grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming")

  • inflate, blow up, expand, amplify -- (exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated")

  • elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate -- (add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation")

  • extend, expand -- (expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent")