Translation of open in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (not shut or sealed)(door/window)
abierto(wound)the door was wide open I can hardly keep my eyes open
no cicatrizadoapenas puedo mantener los ojos abiertosher mouth fell open with surprisese quedó boquiabierta or con la boca abiertawith open arms to cut/tear something openabrir algo cortándolo/rasgándolohe pushed the door openExample 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.
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 neck
- 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.
desabrochadollevaba la camisa con el cuello abierto or desabrochadoExample sentences1.3 (not folded)
- 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 here
abiertoaquí estamos en pleno campo or en campo abiertowe traveled across open countryviajamos a campo traviesa or por campo abiertoopen views across the countrysideuna vista panorámica de la campiñaon the open seasen alta maropen staircase
en mar abiertoescalera (feminine) (sin barandilla)Example sentences2.2 (not blocked)
(tube/pathway)the road is now open to traffic once more
- 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.
abiertola carretera vuelve a estar abierta al tráficothe way is open to democracyse han abierto las puertas a la democraciathe road to freedom lay open before usel camino de la libertad se abría ante nosotros2.3(cheque) (British English)
a la ordenExample sentences
- 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.
- 3 3.1 (not covered) an open fireuna chimenea
un hogarExample sentences3.2 (exposed, vulnerable)open
- 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.
tosomething(to elements/enemy attack)to lay o leave oneself open to something you're laying yourself open to blackmail
aalgote estás exponiendo a que te chantajeenwe're leaving ourselves wide open to attack/criticismestamos exponiéndonos a que nos ataquen/critiquenthis is open to misunderstanding/abuseesto se presta a malentendidos/a que se cometan abusoshe missed an open goalfalló 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.
- 5 (unrestricted)(membership/enrolment)
abierto al público en general(meeting/session)
a puertas abiertas
abierto al público(ticket/reservation)
válido hasta su revocación(trial)
público(government/society)open admission to buy/sell securities in the open market
abiertocomprar/vender valores en el mercado libre or abiertoopen scholarshipbeca (feminine) abiertato sell something open stock (American English)vender algo por piezas or por unidadlet's throw the topic open for debateabramos el debate sobre el temato be open
tosomebody/somethingthe competition is open to everybodycualquiera puede presentarse al certamenthe park is open to the publicel parque está abierto al públicoall these documents are open to inspectionel público tiene acceso a todos estos documentosit's all open and aboveboardno 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?¿el puesto continúa vacante?several options are open to ustenemos or se nos presentan varias opciones or alternativasonly two options remain open to ussolo nos quedan dos opciones or alternativasit is open to them to refuse the offerellos son libres de rechazar la oferta6.2 (not decided) that's still an open questioneso aún está por decidirseit's an open question whether she would have done itqueda la incógnita de si lo habría hecholet's leave things open for the time beingno descartemos ninguna posibilidad de momentolet's leave the date openno concretemos la fecha todavíathe result is still wide openpodría pasar cualquier cosa
- 7 7.1 (receptive) to be open
tosomethingestar abiertoI'm always open to suggestions aalgosiempre estoy abierto a todo tipo de sugerenciasthey were open to bribes/persuasion
siempre estoy dispuesto a recibir sugerenciasse los podía sobornar/convencerto have an open mindtener una actitud abiertaI'm keeping an open mind about it/him/herno quiero prejuzgar/prejuzgarlo/prejuzgarlaExample sentences7.2 (frank, candid) she has a very open nature
es muy abiertato be open
- 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.
withsomebodyser sincero or francoI'll be open with you conalguiente voy a ser sincero or franco
voy 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.
- 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
abierto(sustantivo compuesto formado por dos palabras separadas)Example sentences9.2 (of fabric)
- 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.
- 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)
- 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)
abrir(vein/artery)to open ranks
abrirabrir filasI have to open the store this morninghoy tengo que abrir yo la tiendait won't keep once it's been openeduna vez abierto, no se puede conservar mucho tiempoExample sentences
- 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.
Example sentences1.2 (unfold)
- 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.
(newspaper/book)open your book at page 10
- 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.
abrirabre 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.
- 2 2.1 (clear, remove obstructions from)(road/channel)this opens the way for further negotiations
abriresto abre las puertas or deja la vía libre a nuevas negociacionesto open one's bowels 2.2 (make accessible, available) to open something
tosomebody/somethingabrir algothey have opened the house to the public aalguien/algohan abierto la casa al públicoI should like to open the meeting to our colleagues from Francequisiera 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)
Example sentences3.2 (declare open)
- 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.
- 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.
- 4 (begin)(meeting)
dar comienzo a(bidding)
iniciar(negotiations/talks)to open the case for the prosecution
entablarhacer la primera presentación por parte de la acusaciónto open the scoring to open fire on somebody/somethingabrir 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)to open something
tosomethingabrir algoto open one's heart to God aalgoabrirle el corazón a Diosyou must open your mind to new ideasdebes 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.
- 6 (turn on)(switch)
- 1 1.1(wound)
abrirse(door/window)all of a sudden the door opened and …
abrirsede pronto se abrió la puerta y …the door won't openla puerta no se abrethe window opens outward
no puedo ( or podemos etc) abrir la puertala ventana (se) abre hacia afueraher mouth opened wide with surprisese quedó boquiabiertaopen wide!abra bien la bocasuddenly his eyes opened
abra bien grandede repente abrió los ojosthe heavens o skies openedempezó a diluviarExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (unfold)
- 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.
- 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.
abrirse(parachute)1.3 (be revealed)
abrirseextendersethe plains opened before usla 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.
- 2 (give access)to open
onto/ intosomethingdarthe windows open onto the garden aalgolas ventanas dan al jardínthe door opened into a corridorla puerta daba a un pasillo
- 3 (for business)(shop/museum)what time does the library open?
abrir¿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)abrió (el juego) con una carta altaher new movie opens in London next weeksu nueva película se estrena en Londres la semana próximathe concert opened with the national anthemel 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)al aire librewe spent the night in the openpasamos la noche al aire libre or a la intemperie or al rasoI feel better now it's all out in the openme siento mejor ahora que todo el mundo lo sabeto bring something (out) into the openhacer público algothey were forced to come out into the open with their allegations
sacar algo a la luzse vieron obligados a hacer públicas sus acusaciones
- 2also: Open(Sport)(campeonato (masculine) ) abierto (masculine)
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (become wider)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (undo, unlock)
abrirseit opens out like this
se abre asíthe center pages open out into a poster
las páginas centrales forman un póster al abrirse1.3 (blossom, develop)
(person)2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
volverse más abierto
volverse más abierto
(vein/wound)1.2 (cut, create)
(channel/breach)1.3 (make accessible, available)
(territory/market/possibilities)to open something up
abrir algoChina has opened itself up to foreigners
la China se ha abierto a los extranjeros1.4 (reveal)
(new horizons)1.5 (set up) 2verb + adverb 2.1 (open building) open up! police!
¡abran! ¡policía!2.2 (become open)
abrirse2.3 (become accessible, available)to open up (
abrirse (to open up to new ideas
abrirse a nuevas ideasnew prospects for peace have opened up before us
nuevas perspectivas de paz se han abierto ante nosotros2.4 (talk freely) [colloquial]he opened up to her
le abrió su pecho [literary]he found it difficult to open up to his father
le costaba ser abierto or franco con su padreafter a few drinks she began to open up
tras unas cuantas copas empezó a entrar en confianza2.5 (liven up) (Sport)
animarse2.6 (start up)
(business/factory/store)2.7 (open fire) (Military)
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