expand on/upon

phrasal verb

expanded on/upon; expanding on/upon; expands on/upon
: to speak or write about (something) in a more complete or detailed way : elaborate on
She declined to expand on her earlier statement.
Please expand on that idea.
Researchers will expand upon their data in a new study.

Examples of expand on/upon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The solution to this could be the development of a new venue, where artistic lines blur and creators expand upon their talents and skills. Melinda Sheckells, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Mar. 2024 Glover is now set to re-don his iconic cape to further expand on the Lando lore, writing a movie about everyone's favorite space-faring f-boy with his brother Stephen Glover. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 17 Mar. 2024 In addition to the gameplay trailer, Funcom also released a lengthier featurette about the process of adapting Dune and, specifically, how the new game will expand on the visual storytelling of Denis Villeneuve’s films. Andrew Webster, The Verge, 4 Mar. 2024 At these schools, new theories are constantly being explored, helping students to expand on their studies further. Quora, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 Nevertheless, her team was able to expand upon the tool’s intended purpose and harness its data to better understand the Earth’s polar regions. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Jan. 2024 The models paraded on the catwalk, with the stripes moving in rhythm and appearing to expand on the clothes, dancing from head to toe, contracting and then slowing down. Billboard Italy, Billboard, 6 Mar. 2024 Look for opportunities to add a nuanced angle or expand on ideas to move the discussion forward. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 5 Mar. 2024 Maybe that would have been a good part of the book to change and expand on! Erik Kain, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024

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“Expand on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expand%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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