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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyenlarge on
he/she/itenlarges on
present participleenlarging on
past tenseenlarged on
past participleenlarged on

or enlarge upon

  1. enlarge on/upon something to give more information about something that you have already mentioned
    He refused to enlarge upon his reasons for leaving his job.
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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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