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English definition of “open”

open

verb [I/T] (BEGIN)   /ˈoʊ·pən/
to begin something or cause it to begin: [T] I would like to open the meeting by asking each of you to introduce yourself. [M] They’re opening up a new restaurant in about a month. [I] The film opens (= will be shown for the first time) next week. opening    /ˈoʊ·pə·nɪŋ/ adjective [not gradable] He made some opening remarks, then introduced the main speaker.
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