expansion collocations and examples

 UK /ɪkˈspænʃ(ə)n/

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the process of making a business or activity grow

Adjectives frequently used with expansion
large: considerable, dramatic, huge, limitless, major, massive, significant, substantial, vastThere has been a massive expansion of air services over recent decades.The company is currently undergoing a vast expansion in its agricultural activities.continuing: continual, continued, continuing, further, ongoing, relentless, steady, sustainedThe relentless expansion in worldwide demand for energy has had huge consequences on the regional economy.The UK economy has experienced the longest sustained expansion since quarterly records began in 1955.happening quickly or slowly: gradual, rapid, suddenRapid expansion has seen the chain increase from 860 to nearly 1400 shops over the last three years.happening in the future: future, plannedThe planned expansion will see over 100 new offices opening in the next 10 years.
Verbs frequently used with expansion
make an expansion happen: accelerate, accommodate, aid, facilitate, favour, fuel, undergoThe investment expansion was fuelled by expanding credit and a strong stock market.prevent an expansion: halt, hinderThe ring road currently acts as a “concrete collar”, hindering the expansion of local markets.
Nouns frequently used after expansion into
market, sectorSince then, the company has achieved rapid expansion into all sectors of the fashion and retail industries.
Nouns frequently used after expansion of
agriculture, airport, capacity, commerce, economy, education, empire, industry, network, production, sector, tradeThe long-term prospects for the expansion of British agriculture have never been better.The expansion of the Chinese economy has enabled many students from China to seek higher education in other countries.
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with expansion
consolidation, continuation, diversification, growthThe post-war period saw an expansion and diversification of courses.
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