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Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspænd/

Translation of expand in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (enlarge) [metal] expandir, dilatar; [gas/fluid] expandir; [lungs] ensanchar, dilatar; [chest] desarrollar; [company/trade] expandir, expansionar [memory] [Computing/Informática] expandir; [awareness] aumentar; [horizons] ampliar*, ensanchar; [influence/role] extender*
    Example sentences
    • Range-wide, the number of migrants has increased, and the breeding population has recently expanded into Siberia.
    • ‘I think this should be expanded into a much bigger conference,’ he said.
    • The service, which is currently being expanded into the Cotswold area, is aimed at vulnerable people aged between 16 and 25.
    Example sentences
    • This version has expanded on the limited repertoire of the original.
    • There wasn't a lot of information there; I had to expand on it, invent the colour scheme.
    • Although the 1916 film follows the basic plot elements of the Grimm version, it also greatly expands on the original.
  • 2 (write in full) [story/summary] ampliar* [formula/equation] [Mathematics/Matemáticas] desarrollarto expand sth into sth I expanded my notes into an article escribí un artículo ampliando mis notas, utilicé mis notas como base para un artículo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 [metal] expandirse, dilatarse; [gas] expandirse; [elastic/rubber band] estirarse; [business] expandirse, crecer*; [market] expandirse, extenderse* to expand into textiles/overseas extenderse* al sector textil/extranjero 1.2
    (expanding present participle/participio presente)
    [suitcase] con fuelle; [file] de acordeón; [industry/market] en expansión
  • 2 (give further information) extenderse*, explayarse to expand on sth extenderse* sobre or en algo, explayarse en algo

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