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To change the width of something

widen

verb

to become wider

stretch

verb

to pull something to make it longer or wider

open out

if a path or passage opens out, it becomes wider at the end

narrow

verb

to become or make something narrower

broaden

verb

to become wider

dilate

verb

if part of your body dilates, it becomes bigger and wider

collapse

verb

an object that collapses can be folded or separated into parts, so that it takes up less space

stretch

verb

to become longer or wider by pulling

widen

verb

to make something wider

broaden

verb

to make something wider

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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