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A space or gap that allows passage or access
“I throw myself out the opening and sprint along the min-corridor into the main room again.”
An opportunity to achieve something
“Yet the opening to the West offered by the EU could bring huge economic benefits to Iran.”
The beginning or first part of something
“Its slowburning choppy intro starts like the opening to a Jewish hymn, before the entire band bursts into a kaleidoscopic sound addiction.”
An available job
“Fortunately, an opening became available in the employer's parts department and he was afforded that job.”
A ceremony or celebratory gathering at which a building, show, etc. is declared to be open
“Friday saw the official opening of Co-operative Bulk Handling's facility upgrade at Northampton.”
Coming at the beginning of something
“The season's opening game.”
Present participle for to make open
“Could you open the windows to let some fresh air in?”
Present participle for to become open
“The automatic doors with sensors would open whenever a person approached.”
Present participle for to force open
“A few suspicious individuals were trying to open our neighbor's door.”
Present participle for to set or be set in action
“We will now open this event with a speech by our CEO.”
Present participle for to stretch or straighten out
“The Organ Pipe cactus will open its blossoms only during the cooler evening hours.”
(of a container or package) Present participle for to unwrap
“Every package of pills I open comes with a pamphlet warning of possible side effects.”
(of clothing) Present participle for to remove or undo
“I had to open my jacket as it was getting too warm inside.”
(of a hole or opening) Present participle for to unplug
“This acid-based solution will help to open up your clogged pipes.”
(of a beverage bottle) Present participle for to uncork
“Shall I open another bottle of the Bordeaux?”
Present participle for to reveal one's deep thoughts or emotions
Open your heart to me, baby. I hold the lock and you hold the key.”
Present participle for to open for business
“The supermarket will open at a later time on weekends.”
Present participle for to lead into a space or area, usually with an impressive view or ambience
“The rooms have doors that open onto French balconies overlooking the beach.”
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