BSL Sign Language Dictionary

Search and compare thousands of words and phrases in British Sign Language (BSL). The largest collection online.

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How to sign: extend in one or more directions
"The dough expands";

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expand - Scottish Sensory Centre
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Spread out in BSL Watch how to sign Spread out in British Sign Language
Spread out - National Deaf Children's Society
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Similiar / Same: spread out

Categories: grow

Within this category: dispread, bush out

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How to sign: become larger in size or volume or quantity
"his business expanded rapidly";

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Categories: grow

Within this category: balloon, swell

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How to sign: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation";

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expound - Nathanael Farley
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Similiar / Same: elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, expound, exposit, flesh out, dilate, enlarge

Categories: clarify, clear up, elucidate

Within this category: detail, set forth, exemplify, specify

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