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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)
    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)
    1.5 (become open)
    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)
    ouvrir (parcel, suitcase, wound)
    2.2 (make wider)
    creuser (gap)
    to open up a lead
    (athlete, racer)
    creuser l'écart
    2.3 (unlock)
    ouvrir (shop, building)
    2.4 (start up)
    ouvrir (shop, business, branch, mine)
    2.5 (make accessible)
    ouvrir (area, road, country)
    exploiter (forest, desert)
    ouvrir (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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