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open sth up

phrasal verb with open uk   /ˈəʊ.pən/  us   /ˈoʊ-/ verb

(SITUATION)

to improve a situation by making it less limited: The government has announced plans to open up access to higher education.

(SHOW)

to show something that was hidden or not previously known: The debate could open up sharp differences between the countries.
Translations of “open sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 情況, 減少對…的限制…
in Chinese (Simplified) 情况, 减少对…的限制…
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