open sb up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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open sb up

phrasal verb with open uk   /ˈəʊ.pən/  us   /ˈoʊ-/ verb
to do a ​medicaloperation on someone to ​see inside ​theirbody: When they ​opened her up, they couldn't ​find anything ​wrong with her.
(Definition of open sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “open sb up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 给(某人)动手术,给(某人)开刀…
in Chinese (Traditional) 給(某人)動手術,給(某人)開刀…
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