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expand
American English: /ɪkˈspænd/
British English: /ɪkˈspand/
, /ɛkˈspand/

Translation of expand in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (enlarge)
    (metal)
    expandir
    dilatar
    (gas/fluid)
    expandir
    (chest)
    desarrollar
    (company/trade)
    expandir
    expansionar
    (memory)
    (Computing)
    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)
    desarrollar
    to expand something into somethingI expanded my notes into an article
    escribí un artículo ampliando mis notas
    utilicé mis notas como base para un artículo

intransitive verb

  • 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
    also: expanding present participle
    (suitcase)
    con fuelle
    (file)
    de acordeón
    (industry/market)
    en expansión
  • 2 (give further information)
    extenderse
    explayarse
    to expand on something
    extenderse sobre or en algo
    explayarse en algo

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