opening

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noun
1 beginning
ADJECTIVE
successful

It was the most successful opening of any British movie ever.

chess
PREPOSITION
opening to

the famous opening to the novel

2 hole; way in/out
ADJECTIVE
large, wide
narrow, small
window
VERB + OPENING
cut
create, make
block, cover, seal
PREPOSITION
opening in

to cut an opening in the fence

opening to

the opening to the kitchen

3 opportunity; job which is available
ADJECTIVE
new
possible
clear (sports)

He missed one of the clearest openings in the game.

job, political
VERB + OPENING
create, provide

Cooper created the opening for Russell to shoot the first goal.

give sb
fill

She is the strongest candidate to fill this opening.

PREPOSITION
opening for, opening in

career openings for biologists in industry

4 ceremony
ADJECTIVE
grand
formal
official, royal, state

the state opening of Parliament (in the UK)

VERB + OPENING
attend
celebrate
mark
OPENING + NOUN
ceremony
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adj.
Opening is used with these nouns: ↑act, ↑address, ↑balance, ↑batsman, ↑bell, ↑bend, ↑bid, ↑ceremony, ↑chapter, ↑concert, ↑credit, ↑day, ↑fixture, ↑hour, ↑lap, ↑measure, ↑minute, ↑monologue, ↑move, ↑movement, ↑night, ↑page, ↑paragraph, ↑passage, ↑prelude, ↑quarter, ↑reception, ↑remark, ↑round, ↑scene, ↑section, ↑sentence, ↑sequence, ↑session, ↑shot, ↑skirmish, ↑solo, ↑speech, ↑stage, ↑time, ↑track, ↑try

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