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  • v. Present participle of expand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That expands, or may be expanded; extending; spreading; enlarging.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In China's 12th five-year plan for economic and social development, one can also find the phrase "expanding converging interests."

    Nathan Gardels: China's Zheng Bijian on "The Global Convergence of Interests"

  • He began to lay out the administration's case for how much they've done for immigrant rights supporters even in the absence of a legalization bill: The children's health care expansion bill Mr. Obama signed early in his term expanding coverage to include legal immigrant children; Mr. Obama on Thursday announcing steps to streamline the legal immigration process.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • Worse, these same foods are what I call expanding foods: they have extreme effects on the body and cause a seemingly positive short-term energy boost, while creating a nutritional disaster over time.

    Dr. Eric Braverman: Are $5 Fast Food Deals Making Us Fat?

  • FOREMAN: The Governor is saying no to money for what she called expanding unemployment benefits, immunization, senior care and more, including $171 million for education, which could include new and expanded programs she says the state will not be able to pay for when the stimulus money runs out.

    CNN Transcript Mar 20, 2009

  • FOREMAN: The Governor is saying no to money for what she calls expanding unemployment benefits, immunization, senior care and more.

    CNN Transcript Mar 22, 2009

  • FOREMAN: The governor is saying no to money for what she calls expanding unemployment benefits, immunization, senior care and more, including $171 million for education, which could include new and expanded programs she says the state will not be able to pay for when the stimulus money runs out.

    CNN Transcript Mar 20, 2009

  • The U.S. central bank said the debt crisis gripping Europe was a big risk to the U.S. economy, which it described as "expanding moderately".

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The owner of the garage was somewhat surprised that we had seen so much more and experienced more of his "Native Country" and was truly interested in expanding his horizons after talking to me!

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  • Until now, Obama has consistently touted the government-funded public option as competition for private insurers in expanding access to health coverage.

    Obama omits reference to public option

  • Already he felt his skin expanding as fat and meat were added to the wiry bundles that every sunrise sufficed to carry him into the forest seeking food.

    The Pig’s End « A Fly in Amber

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