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To change the width of something - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

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collapsible

adjective

able to be folded into a smaller size

concertina

noun

used about things with parts that can be squeezed or pressed together like the sides of a concertina

flare

verb

to spread out or become wider at one end

taper

verb

to gradually become narrower towards one end, or to make something narrower towards one end

telescope

verb

to slide a number of things together so that they fill less space

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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