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US [ɪkˈspænd]
UK [ɪk'spænd]
  • v.扩大;扩展;详述;细谈
  • Web扩张;展开;膨胀
Simple Present:expands  Present Participle:expanding  Past Tense:expanded  
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1.
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扩大,增加,增强(尺码、数量或重要性)to become greater in size, number or importance; to make sth greater in size, number or importance
Metals expand when they are heated.
金属受热会膨胀。
Student numbers are expanding rapidly.
学生人数在迅速增加。
A child's vocabulary expands through reading.
孩子的词汇量通过阅读得到扩大。
The waist expands to fit all sizes.
腰部可松可紧,适合任何尺码。
In breathing the chest muscles expand the ribcage and allow air to be sucked into the lungs.
呼吸时胸部肌肉使胸廓扩大让空气吸入肺部。
The new system expanded the role of family doctors.
新体制扩大了家庭医生的作用。
There are no plans to expand the local airport.
目前没有扩建地方机场的计划。
2.
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扩展,发展(业务)if a businessexpands oris expanded , new branches are opened, it makes more money, etc.
an expanding economy(= with more businesses starting and growing)
不断发展的经济
We've expanded the business by opening two more stores.
我们增开了两家商店以扩展业务。
3.
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细谈;详述;详细阐明to talk more; to add details to what you are saying
I repeated the question and waited for her to expand.
我把问题重复了一遍,等着她详细回答。

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