Translation of open in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (not shut or sealed)(door/window)(bottle)empezado(wound)the door was wide open I can hardly keep my eyes openno cicatrizadoher mouth fell open with surpriseapenas puedo mantener los ojos abiertoswith open arms to cut/tear something opense quedó boquiabierta or con la boca abiertahe pushed the door openabrir algo cortándolo/rasgándoloExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (not fastened)
- An airport screener smelled alcohol and found an open container of alcohol on the pilot.
- The cleaners picked up an open packet of Jelly Babies from the theatre.
- Always reseal open bags to prevent the mix drying out and store it in a cool, dark environment.
(shirt/jacket)she wore the shirt open at the neckdesabrochadollevaba la camisa con el cuello abierto or desabrochadoExample sentences1.3 (not folded)
- They also contain rotting rubbish smells and stop the mess caused by cats ripping open bin liners.
- Blood had splattered onto every wall; Williamson's throat had been slashed open.
- Their stomachs are ripped out, their chests crushed, their throats ripped open.
- He was wearing a pinstriped suit and an open shirt, and he had a ponytail.
- We met on his enormous yacht, and he wore a captain's cap and an open shirt with epaulets.
- His shirt is open showing his slightly muscular build.
- Veronica are open, airy flowers which are ideal for arrangements, bringing both shape and a sense of relaxed style.
- It looks a bit like an open lotus flower, red and green with edible silver on the outside.
- If there was not an open flower under that leaf, the flies rapidly walked down the stem and up another stem, instead of flying.
- Her biology book was open in her lap and she was staring at me with an annoyed expression on her face.
- She sat at her desk with her open physics book but could not make sense of a word she was reading.
- She laid the open atlas down on the table and began to dig through kitchen drawers.
- No or low output voltage means the transformer winding has open or shorted winding.
- This is an example of an open circuit, a gap in the loop preventing charge carriers from moving, thus preventing current.
- In an open circuit, the free charges would simply remain on the electrodes and a voltage could be measured.
- 2 2.1 (not enclosed)(country/fields/spaces)it's open country all around herewe traveled across open countryaquí estamos en pleno campo or en campo abiertoopen views across the countrysideviajamos a campo traviesa or por campo abiertoon the open seasuna vista panorámica de la campiñaopen staircaseen alta maren mar abierto2.2 (not blocked)(tube/pathway)the road is now open to traffic once morethe way is open to democracyla carretera vuelve a estar abierta al tráficothe road to freedom lay open before usse han abierto las puertas a la democraciael camino de la libertad se abría ante nosotrosExample sentences2.3
(cheque) (British English)no cruzadoal portadora la ordenExample sentences
- The sun is up and it's warm enough to have the windows wide open, and you can watch the world waking up.
- Elsewhere, a cheerful member of staff is sitting at a desk which completely blocks an open doorway.
- As he proceeds to end it all, the young man hears a haunting Mozart melody emanating from an open window.
- Moreover, the holder may decide to add a crossing to an open cheque, which is then treated as being crossed.
- It is an open cheque because the Government has no idea what the cost of these new rights and privileges will be.
- Some banks charged a certain amount of money when one cashed an open cheque with them.
- There is a clause in the planning law against building development on open land.
- In the heart of Lanarkshire, just nine miles from the centre of Glasgow, lies a vast expanse of open land.
- The diversity of its landscape is unique, and includes woodland, open heathland and coastal land.
- 3 3.1 (not covered) an open fire3.2 (exposed, vulnerable) See examples:openuna chimeneaun hogar
tosomething(to elements/enemy attack)to lay o leave oneself open to something you're laying yourself open to blackmailexpuesto aalgowe're leaving ourselves wide open to attack/criticismte estás exponiendo a que te chantajeenthis is open to misunderstanding/abuseestamos exponiéndonos a que nos ataquen/critiquenhe missed an open goalesto se presta a malentendidos/a que se cometan abusosfalló con el arco desprotegido or (Spain) a puerta vacíaExample sentences
- How can it be made easier to do business here, without leaving the system open to even more abuse?
- As many people could not read or write, the system was open to abuse and corruption.
- Senior electoral officers in the city admit the system could be open to abuse.
- Instead, the food is cooked over open fires, causing serious deforestation.
- This rustic farmhouse offers beef or lamb, roasted on an open log fire.
- At the moment, heating comes from open fires or stoves in each room.
- 4 (predicative) 4.1 (ready for business) See examples: to be openis it open on Sundays?estar abierto4.2 (officially) See examples: to be open¿está abierto los domingos?the new section is open for trafficestar abiertoI declare the exhibition openel nuevo tramo está abierto al tráficoqueda inaugurada la exposición
- 5 (unrestricted)(membership/enrolment)abierto al público en general(meeting/session)a puertas abiertasabierto al público(ticket/reservation)(order)válido hasta su revocación(trial)(government/society)open admission to buy/sell securities in the open marketopen scholarshipcomprar/vender valores en el mercado libre or abiertoto sell something open stock (American English)beca (feminine) abiertalet's throw the topic open for debatevender algo por piezas or por unidadto be openabramos el debate sobre el tema
tosomebody/somethingthe competition is open to everybodythe park is open to the publiccualquiera puede presentarse al certamenall these documents are open to inspectionel parque está abierto al públicoit's all open and aboveboardel público tiene acceso a todos estos documentosno hay ningún tapujoExample sentences
- The vision is to make the centre an active hub, open full time to everyone who requires its resources.
- The long term solution to ending tyranny around the world is free and open trade.
- It may well be the case that free open competition is best for us all in the long term irrespective of creed or colour.
- This was far from the freedom of speech and open democratic discussion I'd imagined.
- Are there any thoughts on the need for a free and open media?
- Free and open debate on the Senate floor ensures citizens have a say in their government.
- 6 6.1 (available) (predicative) is the job still open?several options are open to us¿el puesto continúa vacante?only two options remain open to ustenemos or se nos presentan varias opciones or alternativasit is open to them to refuse the offersolo nos quedan dos opciones or alternativas6.2 (not decided) that's still an open questionellos son libres de rechazar la ofertait's an open question whether she would have done iteso aún está por decidirselet's leave things open for the time beingqueda la incógnita de si lo habría hecholet's leave the date openno descartemos ninguna posibilidad de momentothe result is still wide openno concretemos la fecha todavíapodría pasar cualquier cosaExample sentences
- It was always just an open ticket, entitling you to travel certain routes.
- The business saver ticket will remain a competitive option, which offered many advantages on a standard open ticket.
- I had an open ticket to return to Thailand.
- 7 7.1 (receptive) to be open
tosomethingI'm always open to suggestionsestar abierto aalgothey were open to bribes/persuasionsiempre estoy abierto a todo tipo de sugerenciassiempre estoy dispuesto a recibir sugerenciasto have an open mindse los podía sobornar/convencerI'm keeping an open mind about it/him/hertener una actitud abierta7.2 (frank, candid) she has a very open natureno quiero prejuzgar/prejuzgarlo/prejuzgarlato be openes muy abierta withsomebodyI'll be open with youser sincero or franco conalguiente voy a ser sincero or francovoy a ser sincero or franco contigoExample sentences
- I found them to be open and frank about some of the challenges that still lie ahead and I think it this is important.
- Throughout the interview John is frank and open - except when it comes to money.
- He was frank, open and polite.
- Be patient with the people who matter most, and listen to their ideas with an open mind.
- Wander the streets and markets alone, with an open mind, friendly face and polite gestures.
- Those who have learnt to approach art with an open mind know that it's rewarding.
- 8 (not concealed) they were in open revoltestaban en franca rebeldíaExample sentences
- We can see his influence in the works of Van Gogh, Cezanne and Matisse, who was open in his admiration.
- He watched in open admiration as she downed the whole lot in several large gulps.
- Visiting divers will look at you with open admiration when you ask them which part of the wreck they would like to dive on.
- 9 9.1 (widely spaced)(ranks/columns)open compound(sustantivo compuesto formado por dos palabras separadas)9.2 (of fabric)(weave)Example sentences
- It's usually done with a tack cloth which is an open weave fabric treated with a wax.
- Look for a natural fabric with a loose, open weave such as burlap or some types of cotton and linen.
- It is a poly cotton blend with an open knit.
- Drew was delighted with, not only his first ever cross win, but his first ever open race win, too.
- On the open racing scene, the club organised a number of successful races throughout the year.
- She is so reliable and it is feasible to expect her to make her presence felt in open races such as the King George and Arc.
- 10Example sentences
- A closing diphthong ends closer than it begins, while an opening diphthong ends more open than it begins.
- Then comes the balm of the refrain-couplet with the open vowel sounds in ‘Golden lads, and Gz'rles all.’
- Cockneys have short and open vowels, whereas the Cornish have longer vowels and speak fairly slowly.
- 11 (activated, live)(switch)(line/channel)conectadoExample sentences
- Other card issuers ask you to provide this information online or by telephone after your account is open.
- Many expats want to keep their UK bank accounts open while they are abroad.
- The Co-op was able to check back to 1981, and found nothing to show the account was open then.
- Callers key in a security code and confirm their details, and the line is open round-the-clock.
- Lines are open from midnight tonight and will close on Thursday, September 2 at noon.
- Lines are open from 7.30 am to midnight and calls are charged at national rate.
- 1 1.1(door/box/drawer/parcel)(mouth/eyes)(vein/artery)to open ranksI have to open the store this morningabrir filasit won't keep once it's been openedhoy tengo que abrir yo la tienda1.2 (unfold)una vez abierto, no se puede conservar mucho tiempo(newspaper/book)open your book at page 10abre el libro en or (Spain) por la página 10Example sentences
- It looks like a flower that opens all of it's petals at once.
- It grows to 150 cm and opens its clear white blooms at the same time as forsythia.
- The bird opened its wings and began flapping furiously.
- He shifts his specs down his nose, opens his book and reads in an exaggerated manner.
- She opened the file and read through a bit of it.
- Walking into a book shop, Carl opens a volume of Pride and Prejudice, to find it contains hundreds of pages of the first sentence, repeated over and over.
- Neighbours wrote that the smell gets so bad they cannot open their windows and doors.
- By opening windows, doors, and vents on the lower floors you increase the ventilation in your house.
- She ran out of the bathroom into her room, locked the door, and opened the window.
- He opened the box and removed five hundred dollars in cash and a handful of fake passports.
- He opens the envelope and removes a yellow card and a blue one.
- Sitting down beside me he carefully opened the box and removed a small brown brick.
- I remember wanting to scream, but I couldn't open my mouth, couldn't even open my eyes.
- Her eyes flashed and she opened her mouth to say more, then snapped it shut, and looked away.
- She opened her mouth, trying to speak, but no words came out.
- 2 2.1 (clear, remove obstructions from)(road/channel)this opens the way for further negotiationsto open one's bowels 2.2 (make accessible, available) to open somethingesto abre las puertas or deja la vía libre a nuevas negociaciones
tosomebody/somethingthey have opened the house to the publicabrir algo aalguien/algoI should like to open the meeting to our colleagues from Francehan abierto la casa al públicoquisiera dar la palabra a nuestros colegas francesesExample sentences2.3 (reveal) my trip opened new horizons to me
el viaje me abrió nuevos horizontesExample sentences
- On the other hand, the war opened up new possibilities for using military channels as a means to organize resistance.
- Edward enjoyed the solitude so much that he and Marie began opening up their land to other artists.
- These questions have begun to open up new lines of enquiry and to revitalize old ones.
- At length we opened the Bay of New York.
- As soon as we opened the head-land to the westward of us, a sudden squall took the boat.
- 3 3.1 (set up, start)(branch/department)(file)(Computing)(account)(Finance)(dossier)3.2 (declare open)Example sentences
- On the same day in 1932 the New Shakespeare Memorial Theatre was opened by the Prince of Wales.
- In 1884 the State Opera House was opened in Budapest with its own ballet company attached.
- The eight storey library next to the National Museum was opened in 1967.
- There are a number of things that a new business owner should plan for and think about before opening the business.
- The two building firms behind the venture are also in talks with a restaurant operator as to opening a business on the ground floor of the building.
- He was apprenticed to Robert Gillow of Lancaster, then opened a business in London about 1760.
- If you do not have a telephone betting account you will be required to open one in order to collect your prize.
- Add any new address that you want to keep receiving to the new rule by opening Rules Wizard and clicking Modify.
- Title bars have menus which are opened with right mouse clicks in the title area.
- 4 (begin)(meeting)dar comienzo a(bidding)(negotiations/talks)to open the case for the prosecutionto open the scoring to open fire on somebody/somethinghacer la primera presentación por parte de la acusaciónabrir fuego contra alguien/algoExample sentences
- It cannot realistically be suggested that counsel's error in opening the case had any influence upon the course of the trial.
- Mr McKendrick then opened the defence case and the panel heard evidence from the defendant himself and from his mother.
- Certainly there are a number of States where it is the practice for the defence to open their case.
- I opened one heart, and the opponents messed up the ensuing auction and defence.
- I don't want to tell you to open at the one level every time you have four points and your partner can't open.
- We opened spades, and they bid clubs.
- 5 (make receptive) See examples:to open something
tosomethingto open one's heart to Godabrir algo aalgoyou must open your mind to new ideasabrirle el corazón a Diosdebes abrirte a nuevas ideasExample sentences
- I will concede that foreign travel isn't for everyone but I'm firm in my belief that travel really opens one's mind and helps nurture a respect for the international community.
- So anyway, my point is that society, or at least part of it, seems to be opening their minds a little.
- Your students' minds will be opened to how far art and design reach into our daily lives.
- 1 1.1(wound)abrirse(door/window)all of a sudden the door opened and …abrirsethe door won't opende pronto se abrió la puerta y …the window opens outwardla puerta no se abreno puedo ( or podemos etc) abrir la puertaher mouth opened wide with surprisela ventana (se) abre hacia afueraopen wide!se quedó boquiabiertasuddenly his eyes openedabra bien la bocaabra bien grandethe heavens o skies openedde repente abrió los ojos1.2 (unfold)empezó a diluviar(map/bud/flower)abrirse(parachute)1.3 (be revealed)abrirsethe plains opened before usextendersela llanura se extendió ante nuestra vistaExample sentences
- Gradually Rosedale opened to view and we dipped into North Dale which is hidden from the fray but spacious.
- Then, at Goose How, the views open towards Kentmere and the Horseshoe of hills beyond.
- Then, as the highway approaches Three Rivers, the view opens to encompass the snow-covered Sierra.
- Old wounds were opening again and I was finding it impossible to heal them.
- Old wounds opened as he remembered the sting of refused sanctuaries and broken friendships.
- A wound had opened that could not heal, at least, not one that she could do anything about.
- 2 (give access) See examples:to open
onto/ intosomethingthe windows open onto the gardendar aalgothe door opened into a corridorlas ventanas dan al jardínla puerta daba a un pasilloExample sentences
- The door opened and I entered the dark corridor, closing the door behind me.
- There was this figure peering out of the front left window as the door opened.
- After a minute, the door opened, and a pretty face popped out of the door.
- 3 (for business)(shop/museum)what time does the library open?¿a qué hora abre la biblioteca?Example sentences
- Staff at the William Hill betting shop in London's Earls Court wore pyjamas as they opened for business at 7am.
- We found a restaurant and ate breakfast and then walked the mall until it opened.
- The few city centre shopkeepers that had bothered to open waited forlornly for customers.
- 4 (begin) she opened with a high card (Games)her new movie opens in London next weekabrió (el juego) con una carta altathe concert opened with the national anthemsu nueva película se estrena en Londres la semana próximael concierto comenzó or se inició con el himno nacionalExample sentences
- The piece opens with Sal attempting to buy a peach.
- This story opens with him writing, but he is soon interrupted by a call to supply the book for an opera.
- The piece opens with a yearning, lyrical duet.
- 1in the open (in the open air)we spent the night in the openal aire libreI feel better now it's all out in the openpasamos la noche al aire libre or a la intemperie or al rasoto bring something (out) into the openme siento mejor ahora que todo el mundo lo sabethey were forced to come out into the open with their allegationshacer público algose vieron obligados a hacer públicas sus acusaciones
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (become wider)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (undo, unlock)
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