What is the opposite of closing?

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Adjective
Opposite of last in order, sequence, or time
Adjective
Opposite of reaching a decisive moment or point of greatest tension
Adjective
Opposite of occurring or existing at the end of a process or period of time
Adjective
Opposite of furthest from a center
Adjective
Opposite of serving to put an end to all debate
“Cliff was frustrated by the slow and inconclusive police investigation.”
Noun
Opposite of the final stage of an extended process or course of events
Noun
Opposite of the collapse of a business
“Hard work and unwavering commitment have naturally led to the prosperity of his family's business.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cover an opening
“To gain access to the attic, you will have to open the trapdoor.”
Verb
(of a hole or opening) Opposite of present participle for to block up
“The clogged pipes will require the expertise of a plumber to unblock.”
Verb
(of a pipe) Opposite of present participle for to turn off
“You can start the taps once the hoses have been attached.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to bring or come to an end
“Pre-orders for the new release will open at the beginning of January.”
Verb
(of a business or operation) Opposite of present participle for to stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
“The business will open again once renovations are complete.”
Verb
(close around or over) Opposite of present participle for to come into contact with (something) so as to encircle and hold it
“After pinning him to the ground, Vinnie would twist Gary's wrist to force him to release his grip on the pistol.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to gradually get nearer to someone or something
“We could see a great, big grizzly bear in close proximity and would subsequently make the wise decision to retreat from the cave.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make smaller or narrower
“The disparity in skill level between the top and bottom teams is beginning to widen significantly.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to finalize or settle a formal agreement
“Contract negotiations were starting to protract as both parties began their posturing.”
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