open

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verb
1 door, window, box, etc.
ADVERB
fully, wide

She opened all the windows wide to let some fresh air in.

gingerly

Fred opened the box gingerly and peered inside.

quickly, suddenly
slowly
automatically

The glass doors opened automatically for him.

out, up

I opened out the map and laid it on the table.

‘Open up!’ He shouted, hammering on the door.

VERB + OPEN
try to
manage to
fail to

Her parachute failed to open.

2 building, road, etc.
ADVERB
formally, officially
up

the opportunity to open up new markets

VERB + OPEN
be due to, be expected to, be scheduled to

The museum is due to open next year.

hope to, intend to, plan to, want to, wish to
PHRASES
newly opened, recently opened

the newly opened gallery of Western decorative art

Open is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bud, ↑chasm, ↑conference, ↑curtain, ↑decade, ↑divide, ↑door, ↑elevator, ↑exhibit, ↑exhibition, ↑eye, ↑factory, ↑festival, ↑film, ↑gallery, ↑gate, ↑gulf, ↑hearing, ↑index, ↑inquest, ↑key, ↑market, ↑meeting, ↑mouth, ↑movie, ↑museum, ↑parachute, ↑poll, ↑restaurant, ↑session, ↑shop, ↑sky, ↑stock exchange, ↑store, ↑story, ↑talk, ↑trading, ↑trial, ↑window, ↑work
Open is used with these nouns as the object: ↑account, ↑airspace, ↑archive, ↑arm, ↑artery, ↑attachment, ↑avenue, ↑backpack, ↑bag, ↑beak, ↑blind, ↑bonnet, ↑book, ↑boot, ↑border, ↑bottle, ↑boutique, ↑bowel, ↑bowling, ↑box, ↑branch, ↑briefcase, ↑can, ↑carton, ↑cash register, ↑channel, ↑chasm, ↑closet, ↑coconut, ↑congress, ↑conversation, ↑cover, ↑crate, ↑cupboard, ↑curtain, ↑debate, ↑dialogue, ↑discussion, ↑document, ↑door, ↑drape, ↑drawer, ↑email, ↑embassy, ↑enquiry, ↑envelope, ↑evening, ↑exhibition, ↑eye, ↑eyelid, ↑facility, ↑factory, ↑faucet, ↑festival, ↑file, ↑fire, ↑flap, ↑flask, ↑frontier, ↑gate, ↑gift, ↑hatch, ↑headquarters, ↑hearing, ↑heart, ↑hood, ↑inquest, ↑institute, ↑jar, ↑jaw, ↑lead, ↑letter, ↑lid, ↑lock, ↑loophole, ↑mail, ↑meeting, ↑menu, ↑mind, ↑mouth, ↑museum, ↑negotiation, ↑newspaper, ↑office, ↑package, ↑packet, ↑palm, ↑parachute, ↑parcel, ↑phase, ↑pocketbook, ↑pore, ↑post, ↑practice, ↑present, ↑purse, ↑railway, ↑refrigerator, ↑refuge, ↑restaurant, ↑rucksack, ↑safe, ↑season, ↑shade, ↑shop, ↑showroom, ↑shutter, ↑soda, ↑station, ↑store, ↑subsidiary, ↑suitcase, ↑talk, ↑thread, ↑trunk, ↑umbrella, ↑valve, ↑vault, ↑vein, ↑vent, ↑wallet, ↑wardrobe, ↑window, ↑wing, ↑work, ↑zip
{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
adj.
1 not closed
VERBS
be, gape, hang, lie, stand

She stared at him, her mouth hanging open.

The book lay open in front of him.

The door stood open.

burst, creak, fall, flutter, fly, shoot, slide, snap, swing

The bag fell open.

Suddenly the door flew open.

The gate swung open.

remain
break sth, cut sth, fling sth, flip sth, get sth, prise/prize sth (esp. BrE), pry sth (esp. AmE), pull sth, push sth, rip sth, tear sth, throw sth, wrench sth, yank sth

She flung the door open and rushed in.

She flipped open Chris's diary.

I tried to pry open the locket.

He tore the letter open.

have sth, hold sth, keep sth, leave sth

She held the door open for them.

find sth, see sth

I found the door open.

ADVERB
fully, wide

The door was wide open.

partially
slightly
2 honest and willing to talk
VERBS
be, seem
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
completely
PREPOSITION
about

She's very open about her mistakes.

with

I don't think you've been completely open with me.

3 available for people to use
VERBS
be
remain, stay

In spite of the snow, the roads remained open.

Some of the supermarkets stay open till ten.

keep sth

We want to keep the school open.

PREPOSITION
to

The pool is only open to residents.

4 having begun
VERBS
be
declare sth (esp. BrE)

The Australian premier declared the Olympic Games open.

ADVERB
officially

The bridge is officially open now.

Open is used with these nouns: ↑acknowledgement, ↑admiration, ↑admission, ↑aggression, ↑arm, ↑ballot, ↑bar, ↑boat, ↑border, ↑carriage, ↑casket, ↑collar, ↑combat, ↑communication, ↑communion, ↑competition, ↑conflict, ↑confrontation, ↑contempt, ↑contest, ↑country, ↑countryside, ↑courtyard, ↑curiosity, ↑curtain, ↑cut, ↑debate, ↑deck, ↑defiance, ↑desert, ↑dialogue, ↑disbelief, ↑discussion, ↑display, ↑ditch, ↑door, ↑doorway, ↑drawer, ↑ear, ↑election, ↑enquiry, ↑enrolment, ↑evening, ↑expanse, ↑expression, ↑face, ↑field, ↑fire, ↑fireplace, ↑flame, ↑flower, ↑forum, ↑gate, ↑goal, ↑grave, ↑ground, ↑hand, ↑hatch, ↑hearing, ↑hill, ↑hillside, ↑hostility, ↑invitation, ↑jaw, ↑kitchen, ↑land, ↑letter, ↑market, ↑marriage, ↑meeting, ↑microphone, ↑mind, ↑moor, ↑mouth, ↑neck, ↑ocean, ↑palm, ↑pit, ↑plain, ↑pore, ↑prairie, ↑prison, ↑question, ↑razor, ↑rebellion, ↑revolt, ↑road, ↑sandal, ↑sandwich, ↑sea, ↑season, ↑seat, ↑secret, ↑session, ↑set, ↑shelf, ↑shutter, ↑sky, ↑slope, ↑society, ↑sore, ↑space, ↑stretch, ↑string, ↑suitcase, ↑surgery, ↑system, ↑talk, ↑tender, ↑terrain, ↑tournament, ↑truck, ↑verdict, ↑vowel, ↑wagon, ↑ward, ↑warfare, ↑water, ↑window, ↑wound
Open is used with these verbs: ↑drop, ↑shoulder, ↑shove

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