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tr. & intr.v. wid·ened, wid·en·ing, wid·ens
To make or become wide or wider.
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the act of making (something) wider
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|Noun||1.||widening - an increase in width|
increment, growth, increase - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
narrowing - a decrease in width
|2.||widening - a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park|
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
|3.||widening - the act of making something wider|
change of shape - an action that changes the shape of something
narrowing - the act of making something narrower
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[road] → élargissement m
[gap] → élargissement m; [difference] → accroissement mwide open adj [door, mouth] → grand(e) ouvert(e)wide-ranging [ˌwaɪdˈreɪndʒɪŋ] adj (= including many things) [survey] → de grande envergure; [report] → vaste before n; [interests] → divers(e); [repercussions, implications] → vaste before nwidescreen wide-screen [ˈwaɪdskriːn] adj
[cinema] → panoramique
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