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opening British & World English

A space or gap that allows passage or access

opening English Thesaurus

the large hall is lit by an opening in the centre of the roof

open British & World English

Move (a door or window) so as to leave a space allowing access and vision

eye-opening British & World English

(Of an event or situation) unexpectedly enlightening

opening hours British & World English

The times during which a shop, bank, etc. is open for business

opening night British & World English

The first night of a theatrical play or other entertainment

opening time British & World English

The time at which public houses may legally open for custom

opening gambit British & World English

An introductory remark or stratagem, especially one designed to make social contact or secure one’s own position

tombstone opening British & World English

(In the Torres Strait Islands) a ceremony held to mark the unveiling of a gravestone

open on to/into in open British & World English

(Of a room, door, or window) give access to

open up in open British & World English

(Of a process) start to develop

open out/up in open British & World English

Become more communicative or confiding

open fire British & World English

Begin to shoot

open up British & World English

Begin shooting

open something up in open British & World English

Accelerate a motor vehicle

open something up British & World English

Accelerate a motor vehicle

make a book in book British & World English

Take bets and pay out winnings on the outcome of a race or other contest or event

make a book British & World English

Take bets and pay out winnings on the outcome of a race or other contest or event

open someone's eyes in eye British & World English

Cause someone to realize or discover something

open someone's eyes British & World English

Cause someone to realize or discover something

open the batting in open British & World English

Play as one of the pair of batsmen who begin a side’s innings

open the batting British & World English

Play as one of the pair of batsmen who begin a side’s innings

ticket British & World English

(In information technology) a request logged on a work tracking system detailing an issue that needs to be addressed or task that must be performed

open the door to in door British & World English

Create an opportunity for

open the door to British & World English

Create an opportunity for

the floodgates in floodgate British & World English

A last restraint holding back an outpouring of something powerful or substantial


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