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Definition 1: make available - [verb of change]

Samples where open up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This opens up new possibilities

Synonyms for open up in the sense of this definition

(open up is a kind of ...) be the cause or source of

"He gave me a lot of trouble" "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

(open up causes ...) become available

"an opportunity opened up"

Definition 2: become available - [verb of change]

Samples where open up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an opportunity opened up

Synonyms for open up in the sense of this definition

(open up is a kind of ...) result or issue

"A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"

Definition 3: talk freely and without inhibition - [verb of communication]

(open up is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

Definition 4: cause to open or to become open - [verb of contact]

Samples where open up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mary opened the car door

Synonyms for open up in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of open up ) remove a bar from (a door)

(... is a kind of open up ) make an opening or gap in

(... is a kind of open up ) to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

"The burglar jimmied the lock" "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"

(... is a kind of open up ) draw the cork from (bottles)

"uncork the French wine"

(... is a kind of open up ) break the seal of

"He unsealed the letter"

(... is a kind of open up ) undo the bolt of

"unbolt the door"

(... is a kind of open up ) open the lock of

"unlock the door"

(... is a kind of open up ) open again or anew

"They reopened the theater"

(... is a kind of open up ) open with a clicking sound

"These keys have clicked open many doors"

(... is a kind of open up ) open with force

"He broke open the picnic basket"

(... is a kind of open up ) open by piercing with a lancet

"lance a boil"

(open up causes ...) become open

"The door opened"

Definition 5: become open - [verb of contact]

Samples where open up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The door opened

Synonyms for open up in the sense of this definition

(open up is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of open up ) become undone or untied

"The shoelaces unfastened"

(... is a kind of open up ) come open suddenly

"the doors flew open in the strong gust"

Definition 6: open up an area or prepare a way - [verb of creation]

Samples where open up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She pioneered a graduate program for women students

Synonyms for open up in the sense of this definition

(open up is a kind of ...) bring something new to an environment

"A new word processor was introduced"

Samples where open up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • open a business

Synonyms for open up in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of open up ) set up or found

"She set up a literacy program"

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