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English definition of “open sth up”

open sth up

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

(SITUATION)

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

(SHOW)

to show something that was hidden or not previously known: The debate could open up sharp differences between the countries.Revealing secrets and becoming known
(Definition of open sth up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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