1
[ verb ] become broader or wider or more extensive

Examples

"The road widened"

Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

`` It never seemed to widen , it just got longer and longer '' .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

As the historic processes of modernization gradually gain momentum , their cohesion will be threatened by divisive forces , the gaps between rulers and subjects , town and country , will widen ; new aspirants for power will emerge whose ambitions far exceed their competence ; old rulers may lose their nerve and their sense_of_direction .

2
[ verb ] make wider

Examples

: "widen the road"

Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

So right_away Claude introduced Henri to his famous `` moon '' bench and proceeded to teach him his first Push-Pull_Super-Set consisting_of the wide grip Straight-Arm_Pullover ( the `` pull '' part of the Push-Pull_Super-Set ) which dramatically widens the rib_cage and strongly affects the muscles of the upper back and chest , and the collar-to-collar Bench_Press which specifically works_on the chest to build those wide , Reeves-type `` gladiator '' pecs , while stimulating the upper lats and frontal deltoids .

Related terms

change white-out

3
[ verb ] make larger, of clothes

Synonyms

let_out

Examples

"Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"

Used in print

(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)

His eyes widened .

Related terms

take_in change

4
[ verb ] extend in scope or range or area

Synonyms

extend broaden

Examples

"The law was extended to all citizens" "widen the range of applications" "broaden your horizon" "Extend your backyard"

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