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English definition of “open”

open

verb [I or T] (BEGIN)    /ˈəʊ.pən/ US  /ˈoʊ-/
B2 to (cause to) begin: I would like to open my talk by giving a brief background to the subject. I'm going to open an account with another bank. The Olympic Games open tomorrow. A new radio station is due to open (up) next month. The film opens (= will be shown for the first time) in New York and Los Angeles next week.Starting and beginningStarting again
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