open up

verb
1. cause to open or to become open (Freq. 2)
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Mary opened the car door

Syn: ↑open
Ant: ↑close (for: ↑open)
Derivationally related forms: ↑opener (for: ↑open), ↑opening (for: ↑open)
Hyponyms:
unbar, ↑break open, ↑click open, ↑reopen, ↑unlock, ↑unbolt, ↑unseal, ↑uncork, ↑pry, ↑prise, ↑prize, ↑lever, ↑jimmy, ↑gap, ↑breach, ↑lance
Cause: ↑open
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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They want to open up the doors

2. make available (Freq. 2)
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This opens up new possibilities

Syn: ↑open
Derivationally related forms: ↑opening (for: ↑open)
Hypernyms: ↑yield, ↑give, ↑afford
Cause: ↑open
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

3. become available (Freq. 2)
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an opportunity opened up

Syn: ↑open
Derivationally related forms: ↑opening (for: ↑open)
Hypernyms: ↑arise, ↑come up
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

4. open up an area or prepare a way (Freq. 1)
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She pioneered a graduate program for women students

Syn: ↑pioneer
Derivationally related forms: ↑pioneer (for: ↑pioneer)
Hypernyms: ↑introduce, ↑innovate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

5. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
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open a business

Syn: ↑open
Ant: ↑close (for: ↑open)
Derivationally related forms: ↑opening (for: ↑open)
Hyponyms: ↑establish, ↑set up, ↑found, ↑launch
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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The business is going to open up

6. become open
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The door opened

Syn: ↑open
Ant: ↑close (for: ↑open)
Derivationally related forms: ↑opening (for: ↑open)
Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn
Hyponyms: ↑unfasten, ↑fly open
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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The doors open up

7. talk freely and without inhibition
Ant: ↑close up
Hypernyms: ↑talk, ↑speak, ↑utter, ↑mouth, ↑verbalize, ↑verbalise
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Sam and Sue open up


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