Definition of widen
- widen a road
- widen an investigation
The city is going to widen the road.
They plan to widen the investigation.
Her eyes widened in surprise.
They went swimming at a spot where the river widens.
The scope of the investigation has widened.
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: to make (something) wide or wider
: to become wide or wider
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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