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Present participle for to expose something that is wrapped or covered up
“Come, now, the children want to open up their presents.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to remove the classification from
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Present participle for to gain access to a computer system, usually by providing a previously agreed upon username and password
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Putting foot down
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Present participle for to settle (a group of people, a species, or the like) in a place as a colony
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Present participle for to be honest
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Present participle for to announce the arrival of something
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Present participle for to tell, publish or report on information
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Present participle for to remove a stoppage
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Present participle for to investigate in a systematic manner
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Present participle for be or become wide open
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Present participle for to perform a surgical procedure
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Present participle for to let go off
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Present participle for to pierce or make a hole in something, typically to drain liquid or insert a screw
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Present participle for make or become more light
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Present participle for to state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully
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Present participle for to accept or admit the existence or truth of
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Present participle for cut with a wide, sweeping movement, typically using a knife or sword
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Present participle for to gradually melt, dissolve, or become fluid
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Present participle for inflict a wound on
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Present participle for to put forward for discussion or consideration
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Present participle for to improve or show progress
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Making a place a colony
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A vehicle's capacity to gain speed
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