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open
British English: /ˈəʊp(ə)n/
American English: /ˈoʊpən/

Translation of open in Italian:

adjective

  • 1 (not closed)
    (door, box, parcel, book, eyes, shirt, wound, flower)
    aperto
    (arms, legs)
    aperto, divaricato
    (to the public) (bank, shop, bar, bridge, meeting)
    aperto
    to get something open
    aprire qualcosa
    to burst o fly open
    aprirsi di schianto o violentemente
    “open 9 to 5”
    “aperto dalle 9 alle 5”
    “open on Sundays”
    “aperto di domenica”
    the book lay open the door was partly o slightly o half open
    la porta era socchiusa
    to be open for business o to the public
    essere aperto al pubblico
    my door is always open is there a bank open?
    c'è una banca aperta?
  • 2 (not obstructed)to be open
    (road)
    essere aperto (al traffico)
    (canal, harbour)
    essere aperto (per la navigazione)
    (telephone line, frequency)
    essere libero
    the open air
    l'aria aperta
    in the open air
    all'aria aperta o all'aperto
    (at night) all'addiaccio o all'aperto
    open country the open road
    la strada libera
    the open sea
    il mare aperto
    an open space
    uno spazio aperto
    the (wide) open spaces
    i grandi spazi aperti
    an open view
    una visuale libera (of di)
    [figurative]
    una visione aperta (of di)
    they're trying to keep the bridge, tunnel open
    stanno cercando di mantenere sgombro il ponte, il tunnel
  • 4 (susceptible)open to the air, to the wind, to the elements
    esposto all'aria, al vento, agli elementi
    open to attack to be open to offers, to suggestions, to new ideas, to criticism
    essere aperto o disposto ad accettare offerte, suggerimenti, nuove idee, critiche
    to be open to persuasion to lay o leave oneself open to criticism, to attack
    essere esposto o esporsi alle critiche, agli attacchi
    it is open to doubt o question whether
    è in dubbio o una questione aperta se
    this incident has left his honesty open to doubt o question
    questo incidente lascia dei dubbi sulla sua onestà
  • 5 (accessible)
    (job, position)
    libero, vacante
    (access, competition)
    aperto (a tutti)
    (meeting, hearing, session)
    pubblico
    to be open to somebody
    (competition, service, park, facilities)
    essere aperto a qualcuno
    she kept my job open
    mi ha conservato il posto di lavoro
    the job is still open there are several courses of action, choices open to us
    possiamo scegliere tra diverse linee di azione, opzioni
  • 6 (candid)
    (person, discussion, declaration, statement)
    sincero
    to be open (with somebody) about something
    essere sincero (con qualcuno) su qualcosa
  • 8 (undecided)
    (question)
    aperto
    to leave the date, decision open
    lasciare la data, la decisione in sospeso
    the race, election is (wide) open
    la gara, l'elezione è aperta o è incerta
    to have o keep an open mind about something
    avere o conservare una mentalità aperta nei confronti di qualcosa
    open return, ticket I have an open invitation to visit him, Paris
    sono invitato ad andare da lui, a Parigi quando voglio
  • 10 (Sport)
    (tournament, contest)
    open
  • 12 (Linguistics)
    (vowel, syllable)
    aperto

noun

transitive verb

  • 1 (cause not to be closed)
    aprire (door, envelope, letter, wound, box, shirt, umbrella, jar)
    slacciare (button)
    aprire, spiegare (map, newspaper)
    dilatare (pores)
    to open one's arms, legs
    aprire o allargare le braccia, le gambe
    to open a door, window slightly o a little
    socchiudere una porta, una finestra
    to open the door to
    [figurative]
    aprire le porte a (abuse, corruption)
    to open one's eyes, mouth to open one's mind (to something)
    aprirsi (a qualcosa)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (become open)
    (door, window, flower, curtain)
    aprirsi
    his eyes, mouth opened
    i suoi occhi si aprirono, la bocca gli si aprì o spalancò
    to open into o onto something
    (door, room, window)
    aprirsi su, dare su qualcosa
    open wide! (at dentist's)
    apra bene!
    to open slightly o a little
    (window, door)
    socchiudersi
  • 2 (Business) (operate)
    (shop, bank, bar)
    aprire
  • 3 (begin)
    (meeting, conference, discussion, play)
    aprirsi, iniziare
    to open with something
    (person, meeting, play)
    cominciare con qualcosa
    to open by doing
    (person)
    cominciare con il fare
  • 4 (Art, Cinema, Theatre) (have first performance)
    (exhibition)
    aprire
    the play opens in London on the 25th
    lo spettacolo debutterà a Londra il 25
    we open on the 25th
    apriamo o cominciamo il 25

Phrasal verbs

open out:

1 open out (become broader)
(river, passage, path, view)
allargarsi
(countryside)
estendersi
(flower)
aprirsi, sbocciare
to open out into
(passage, tunnel)
aprirsi su, dare su (room, cave)
(stream, river)
gettarsi in (pool, lake)
2 open [something] out, open out [something]
aprire, spiegare (garment, newspaper, map)

open up:

1 open up 1.1 (unlock a building) I'll open up for you
ti apro io
“police! open up!”
1.2 (become wider)
(gap)
aumentare
(crack, split, crevice, fissure)
aprirsi (also figurative)
1.3 (speak freely)
aprirsi
1.4 (develop)
(opportunities, possibilities, market)
aprirsi
1.5 (become open)
(flower)
aprirsi, schiudersi
1.6 (Business) (start up)
(shop, business, branch)
aprire
1.7 (Military) (start firing)
2 open [something] up, open up [something] 2.1 (make open)
aprire (parcel, suitcase, wound)
2.2 (make wider)
aumentare (gap)
to open up a lead
(athlete, racer)
aumentare il vantaggio
2.3 (unlock)
aprire (shop, building)
2.4 (start up)
aprire (shop, business, branch, mine)
to open up a plant o factory
aprire un impianto o una fabbrica
2.5 (make accessible)
aprire, liberare (area, road, country)
rendere accessibile (forest, desert)
[figurative]
aprire (opportunities, possibilities, career)
to open up new horizons for somebody
aprire nuovi orizzonti a qualcuno
they are trying to open the region up to trade
stanno cercando di sviluppare il commercio nella regione

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