open (sth) up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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open (sth) up

phrasal verb with open uk   /ˈəʊ.pən/  us   /ˈoʊ-/ verb
to ​open the ​lock on the ​door of a ​building: The ​caretakeropens up the ​school every ​morning at seven.

open sth up

phrasal verb with open uk   /ˈəʊ.pən/  us   /ˈoʊ-/ verb

open (sth) up (SITUATION)

to ​improve a ​situation by making it less ​limited: The ​government has ​announcedplans to ​open up ​access to ​highereducation.

open (sth) up (SHOW)

to show something that was ​hidden or not ​previouslyknown: The ​debate could ​open up ​sharpdifferences between the ​countries.
(Definition of open (sth) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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