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To expose something that is wrapped or covered up
“Come, now, the children want to open up their presents.”
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To expand or spread out something that is furled or folded
“The buds begin to open up on all the orchard trees, and the air is sweet with music from the humming of the bees.”
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To excavate or dig out (a hole or hollow)
“They would go up into a mountain and open up a shaft to bootleg coal.”
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To speak one's mind openly and freely
“If she wanted to open up about her feelings, he figured she'd do so in her own time.”
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To begin trading as a business
“We still had a few hours before the shop would open up for business.”
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(informal) To cause to move at an increased or maximum speed
“It was a long ride, but I told myself that I wanted time to open up the car's engine, to let it cut loose after its time off the road.”
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To begin firing (weapons) at something or someone
“Machine guns open up on the convoy, and smoke grenades land in front of the trucks.”
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To remove the classification from
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To gain access to a computer system, usually by providing a previously agreed upon username and password
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Make or become more light
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Increase power
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To investigate in a systematic manner
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To settle (a group of people, a species, or the like) in a place as a colony
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To be honest
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To announce the arrival of something
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To tell, publish or report on information
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To remove a stoppage
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Be or become wide open
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To perform a surgical procedure
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To let go off
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To pierce or make a hole in something, typically to drain liquid or insert a screw
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To state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully
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Cut with a wide, sweeping movement, typically using a knife or sword
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To gradually melt, dissolve, or become fluid
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To put forward for discussion or consideration
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To improve or show progress
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