openadjectiveuk /ˈəʊ.pən/ us /ˈoʊ-/
open adjective (NOT CLOSED)
- His shirt was open to the waist revealing a very hairy chest.
- We could hear him cursing and swearing as he tried to get the door open.
- My jaw dropped open when she told me how old she was.
- I keep the bedroom door open in case the children call for me in the night.
- The thieves broke the safe open and stole the diamonds.
open adjective (READY)
- The museum is open daily except Monday(s).
- The Royal Apartments are open to the public.
- The hotel bar is open to non-residents.
- The west wing of the house is still lived in by Lord and Lady Carlton, while the rest of the house is open to the public.
- As both a teacher and parent, she had a vested interest in seeing the school remain open.
open adjective (NOT ENCLOSED)
open adjective (COMPUTER)
open adjective (AVAILABLE)
open adjective (NOT SECRET)
- I like her open and direct manner.
- The deal was completely open and above board.
- Despite a commitment to more open government, the public are still being kept in the dark about the inner machinations of the Cabinet.
- They showed open contempt for their new neighbours.
- The minister hasn't been entirely open about his business interests.
- be (as) plain as the nose on your face idiom
- be (right) under your nose idiom
- be etched somewhere idiom
- be writ large idiom
- leap out at sb
- loud and clear idiom
- shine out
- shine through
open adjective (NOT DECIDED)
openverbuk /ˈəʊ.pən/ us /ˈoʊ-/
open verb (BEGIN)
open verb (NOT CLOSED)
- I can't open my bag - the zip has stuck.
- I just opened the drawer as usual and the handle came away in my hand.
- The customs officials made us go through the whole rigmarole of opening up our bags for inspection.
- We must open the channels of communication between the two countries.
- The door opens outwards.
open verb (READY)
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open verb (AVAILABLE)
- The market has been opened up to private investors.
- By denying responsibility for the matter, the minister has opened himself up to criticism.
- Deregulation has opened the rail industry to competition.
- The chairman opened up the meeting to questions from the audience.
- Organizers have been urged to open the race up to international runners.
open verb (COMPUTER)
opennoun [S]uk /ˈəʊ.pən/ us /ˈoʊ-/
open noun [S] (NOT ENCLOSED)