I am looking for a single verb to describe when the size of a list is increased by adding more items to it. Like:

The list ... as more items was added to it.

My first thought was that there should exist a simple, single word for it. Words like expanded or got bigger didn't seem correct.

(This question actually came to my mind while coding. I wanted to name a function that added items to a list and thus make it bigger. I couldn't thought of a single verb for it.)

closed as off-topic by Kris, Hellion, choster, p.s.w.g, aedia λ Aug 4 '14 at 20:43

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    This question may be migrated to English Language Learners – Kris Aug 4 '14 at 7:49
  • @Kris, as I was posting the question, it came to my mind, too. If a moderator thinks it's better suited for that site, migrating it would be fine. – Mahm00d Aug 4 '14 at 7:54
  • Isn't embiggened the usual word for that? – James Waldby - jwpat7 Aug 4 '14 at 17:57

The list grew as more items were added to it.

  • Oh yes... That's the word. Why hadn't I thought of that! Thanks. – Mahm00d Aug 4 '14 at 7:49
  • I've seen tchrist get far fewer votes for 10 000% more prestigious answers. – Edwin Ashworth Aug 4 '14 at 10:37

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