To make larger; increase in size, volume, extent, etc.; broaden; expand
To blow full or swell out as with air or gas; distend; expand; dilate
Expand is defined as to increase in size, unfold or spread out.
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
To cause (a tone, chord, etc.) to increase in loudness
To swell; expand
To swell, protrude, or curve outward:
(Intransitive) To speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; with "on" or "upon".
To depart to, or be at, a distance; especially, to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.
To cover with a layer:
Alternative spelling of cave in.
(--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
To become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:
To bring on; to incur; to acquire.
To reduce or lessen the size or importance of:
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