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  • v  become broader or wider or more extensive
    The road widened
  • v  make (clothes) larger
  • v  make wider
    widen the road
  • v  extend in scope or range or area
    widen the range of applications

  • Through his pistachio green designer glasses, the ad man's ever-twinkling eyes widen.
  • At the school, the troops used satchel charges to widen the gap made by the armored car, causing thunderous explosions that awoke sleeping villagers and brought them running into .
  • But it is also emphasizing that it does not intend to widen the war to include the whole Persian Gulf, at least not unless the gulf states take hostile action against Tehran.
News & Articles

  • PennDOT plans to widen portion of I-81 to three lanes in Cumberland County
    SILVER SPRING TWP. — Gov. Tom Corbett’s $1.8 billion transportation funding plan will include a widening project on Interstate 81 in Silver Spring and Hampden townships.
    June 21, 2013 - The Sentinel
  • Highway plan hits roadblock
    Plans to widen the final section of Highway 260 up to the Mogollon Rim may be off the table for at least another five years if the Arizona Transportation Board Tuesday approves a modified plan that eliminates funding for the Lion Springs section.
    June 21, 2013 - Payson Roundup
  • PennDOT receives bids on project to widen I-83 near Lowther Street
    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Thursday morning opened competitive bids for a major construction project scheduled to start later this summer to widen Interstate 83 in the vicinity of the newly-opened overhead Lowther Street bridge in Lemoyne. This safety improvement project will eliminate the northbound I-83 bottleneck on the West Shore by providing two lanes for northbound ...
    June 20, 2013 - WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg

  • Barack Obama in Battle Creek Enquirer
    Obama said, "To simply wish it away, to condemn it without understanding its roots, only serves to widen the chasm of misunderstanding that exists between the races."
  • Doug Melvin in ABC News
    Ruling out Sveum "allows us to widen our search to experienced managerial candidates," Melvin said.
  • Condoleezza Rice in Forbes
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called for a solution "that does not starve economies of the energy they need to grow and that does not widen the already significant income gap between developed and developing nations."

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