名词:widener 动词过去式:widened 过去分词:widened 现在分词:widening 第三人称单数:widens
v [I, Tn] (cause sth to) become wider （使某物）变宽; 加宽; 放宽
*The road is being widened.这条路正在拓宽.
* He wants to widen his knowledge of the industry. 他想扩充自己在这一行业的知识.
v [I and T]
to become wider, or to make something wider
≠ narrow They're widening the road. The river widens and splits. [I and T]
to become larger in degree or range, or to make something do this
≠ narrow The gap between income and expenditure has widened to 11%. They are trying to widen the discussion to include environmental issues. [I]
if your eyes widen, they open more, especially because you are surprised or frightened
1. "We have a few bulk distribution centers where we sell some imported roses," Johnson says. "We may also widen our business to include the service area and be a representative for overseas flower producers." 我们有几个大型批发中心，在那里我们销售一些进口玫瑰，" 约翰逊说，"我们同时也可能扩大业务，包括服务领域和海外花卉产商的代理。"
2. "It sheds light on issues which could later widen and result in divorce," said a lawyer. 一个律师说："它使人们更能看清一些问题，而这些问题日后可能扩大，并导致离婚。"