enlarge upon


enlarge upon
phrasal verb enlarge on or enlarge upon [transitive]
Word forms "enlarge on":
present tense I/you/we/they enlarge on he/she/it enlarges on present participle enlarging on past tense enlarged on past participle enlarged on
enlarge on/upon something to give more information about something that you have already mentioned

He refused to enlarge upon his reasons for leaving his job.


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  • enlarge\ upon — • enlarge on • enlarge upon • expand on • expand upon v To talk or write more about; say or explain more completely or at greater length. The teacher enlarged on the uses of atomic power …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • enlarge upon something — enˈlarge on/upon sth derived (formal) to say or write more about sth that has been mentioned Syn: ↑elaborate • Would you like to enlarge on your last comment? Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • enlarge upon a point — explain a point in greater detail …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enlarge\ on — • enlarge on • enlarge upon • expand on • expand upon v To talk or write more about; say or explain more completely or at greater length. The teacher enlarged on the uses of atomic power …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Enlarge — En*large , v. i. 1. To grow large or larger; to be further extended; to expand; as, a plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management; a volume of air enlarges by rarefaction. [1913 Webster] 2. To speak or write at length; to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enlarge — [[t]ɪnlɑ͟ː(r)ʤ[/t]] enlarges, enlarging, enlarged 1) V ERG When you enlarge something or when it enlarges, it becomes bigger. [V n] ...the plan to enlarge Ewood Park into a 30,000 all seater stadium... The glands in the neck may enlarge. Derived… …   English dictionary

  • enlarge on — phrasal verb enlarge on or enlarge upon [transitive] Word forms enlarge on : present tense I/you/we/they enlarge on he/she/it enlarges on present participle enlarging on past tense enlarged on past participle enlarged on enlarge on/upon something …   English dictionary

  • enlarge — 01. The city is considering draining a small lake in order to [enlarge] the city dump. 02. We re hoping to build an extension to the house in order to [enlarge] our kitchen and living room areas. 03. The doctor noted that the glands in his neck… …   Grammatical examples in English


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