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ik spand

  • v  extend in one or more directions
    The dough expands
  • v  become larger in size or volume or quantity
    his business expanded rapidly
  • v  make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
    expand the house by adding another wing
  • v  grow vigorously
  • v  exaggerate or make bigger
  • v  add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
  • v  expand the influence of

  • New government regulations for the funding of human embryonic-stem-cell research will significantly expand the number of studies on stem-cell lines that qualify for public funds.
  • Second, we should expand oil production by tapping into the extraordinary potential of oil shale.
  • Fees on insurers, drug companies and others in the health care industry would finance tax credits to help expand coverage.
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  • Barack Obama in AFP
    Today, after a lot of hard work in Congress, we are closer than ever before to finally passing reform that will reduce costs, expand coverage, and provide more choices for our families and businesses,Obama said in his weekly radio address....
  • Ben Bernanke in MarketWatch
    The economy......appears to be on track to continue to expand through this year and next,Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on June 9.
  • Gordon Brown in USA Today
    We will continue to expand our counterterrorism assistance program with Pakistan, and it will be, more than ever, the most comprehensive anti-terrorism program Britain has signed with any country,Brown said at a joint news conference with...

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