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English definition of “open”


verb (READY)    /ˈəʊ.pən/ US  /ˈoʊ-/
A2 [I or T] If a shop or office opens at a particular time of day, it starts to do business at that time: The café opens at ten o'clock. He opens (up) his café at ten o'clock.Unfastening and opening B2 [T] If someone, usually someone important, opens a building, event, etc., they officially say that it is ready to be used or to start operating: The new hospital will be officially opened by the mayor on Tuesday.CeremoniesUnfastening and opening
(Definition of open verb (READY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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