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English definition of “reopen”

reopen

verb [I or T]     /ˌriːˈəʊ.pən/ US  /-ˈoʊ-/
If a place or business , etc. reopens or is reopened, it begins to operate , or it becomes open for people to use, after being closed for a period of time : The museum has reopened after nearly two years of reconstruction . He hung a sign on the door of the shop which said it would reopen at 11.00.Unfastening and opening If a formal process or activity reopens or is reopened, it begins again or starts to be dealt with again after a period of time : to reopen an enquiry / investigation to reopen a debate / discussion to reopen a legal case / file Starting againStarting and beginning
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