Definitions starting with B

ID #1679

broad out

(Black); broaden out (Nassau, Eleu.) [Car.; cf. Sra. bradi to spread WST; cf. OED broad v. obs. → 1399 and the more general tendency of adj. to become stative verbs under the influence of African syntax] v.phr. to spread out: Broaden out this cloth so I could measure it (Nassau).

Tags: verb, verb phrase

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Last update: 2010-09-12 21:32
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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