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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊpən/

Translation of open in French:


  • in the open (outside) dehors, en plein air to bring sth out into the open mettre qch au grand jour


  • 1 [gen], ouvert/-e to be half open [door] être entrouvert/-e the open air le plein air in open country en rase campagne on open ground sur un terrain découvert the open road la grand-route the open sea la haute mer
  • 3open to exposé/-e à [air, wind, elements] open to attack exposé/-e à l'attaque to lay oneself open to criticism s'exposer (ouvertement) à la critique
  • 4 [access, competition] ouvert/-e à tous; [meeting] public/-ique
  • 6 (blatant) [hostility, contempt] non dissimulé/-e



  • 1 [door, flower, curtain] s'ouvrir to open onto sth [door, window] donner sur qch

Phrasal verbs

open up

open up [shop, branch] ouvrir 1.1 [gap] se creuser 1.2 [fig], [person] se confier
open [sth] up ouvrir

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