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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Expand as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 August 2021
Last seen in: The Daily Mail Quick

We found 31 answers for the crossword clue 'Expand', the most recent of which was seen in the The Daily Mail Quick.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Expand a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Expand as an answer itself some 72 times.

Expand is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Daily Mail Quick' on Saturday, 07 August 2021 with the answer being DILATE, we also found DILATE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
  • Become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly"
  • Make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing"
  • Add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
  • Extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"
  • Exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
  • Grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

BOOM
Make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall"

GROW
Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"

5 Letters

ADDON
Add to the very end; "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"

ADDTO
Have an increased effect; "This adds to my worries"

SPLAY
An outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger

SWELL
A crescendo followed by a decrescendo

WIDEN
Become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"

6 Letters

BLOWUP
Burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded"

DILATE
Become wider; "His pupils were dilated"

EXTEND
Continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

SPREAD
Move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"

THRIVE
Make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance; "The new student is thriving"

7 Letters

ADDONTO

AMPLIFY
To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

BROADEN
Become broader; "The road broadened"

DISTEND
Swell from or as if from internal pressure; "The distended bellies of the starving cows"

ENLARGE
Add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

EXPOSIT
State; "set forth one's reasons"

EXPOUND
State; "set forth one's reasons"

INFLATE
Become inflated; "The sails ballooned"

OPENOUT Anita

STRETCH
Increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"

8 Letters

FLESHOUT
Make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"

FLOURISH
A display of ornamental speech or language

INCREASE
The act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"

LENGTHEN Howard
Become long or longer; "In Spring, the days lengthen"

9 Letters

BRANCHOUT
Vary in order to spread risk or to expand; "The company diversified"

ELABORATE
Marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"

EXPATIATE
Add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

LUCUBRATE
Add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

SPREADOUT
Move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";

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