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open up

Translation of open up in French:

  • 1 open up 1.1 (unlock a building) I'll open up for you
    je t'ouvre
    ‘police! open up!’
    ‘police! ouvrez!’
    1.2 (become wider)
    (gap)
    se creuser
    (crack, split, crevice, fissure) [literal] [figurative]
    se former
    1.3 (speak freely)
    se confier
    to open up to somebody about something
    s'ouvrir à quelqu'un de quelque chose
    1.4 (develop)
    (opportunities, possibilities, market)
    s'ouvrir
    1.5 (become open)
    (flower)
    s'ouvrir, éclore
    1.6 (Business) (start up)
    (shop, business, branch)
    1.7 (Military) (start firing)
    se mettre à tirer
  • 2 open [something] up, open up [something] 2.1 (make open)
    (parcel, suitcase, wound)
    2.2 (make wider)
    (gap)
    to open up a lead
    (athlete, racer)
    creuser l'écart
    2.3 (unlock)
    (shop, building)
    2.4 (start up)
    (shop, business, branch, mine)
    2.5 (make accessible)
    (area, road, country)
    (forest, desert)
    [figurative] (opportunities, possibilities, career)
    to open up new horizons for somebody
    ouvrir de nouveaux horizons à quelqu'un
    they are trying to open the region up to trade
    ils essaient de développer le commerce dans cette région
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