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Translation of abrir in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 9 (hacer más receptivo) See examples: le había abierto la mente
    it had made her more open-minded
    abrir algo a algo
    to open something up to something
    para abrir nuestro país a las nuevas corrientes ideológicas
    to open our country up to new ways of thinking

verbo intransitivo

  • 5 [familiar] (para operar) See examples: va a haber que abrir
    we're going to have to open him up
    we're going to have to cut him open

verbo impersonal

  • [familiar] (Meteorología)parece que quiere abrir
    it looks as if it's going to clear up

also: abrirse verbo pronominal

  • 5 5.1 (confiarse) See examples:abrirse a alguien
    to open up to somebody
    5.2 (hacerse más receptivo) See examples:abrirse a algo
    to open up to something
    nuestro país debe abrirse a las influencias externas
    our country must open up to outside influences
Example sentences
  • Si lo miramos bien abrir las piernas es un gran paso.
  • Dicho golpe permitió abrir la puerta a otras manos que entraron limpias.
  • De hecho, acaba de abrir su propia firma.

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