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An example use of expand in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… deep and we expand and we experience the …”
Expand means to make larger or wider.
the word expand occurs in english on average 16.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that expand can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;