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open up something

phrasal verb with open  us   /ˈoʊ·pən/ verb [I/T]
  • (MAKE AVAILABLE)

to make something ​available: Robinson, the first ​blackplayer, opened up a ​wealth of ​opportunity for ​others.

open up something

phrasal verb with open  us   /ˈoʊ·pən/ verb [I/T]
  • (MAKE LARGER)

to make something ​larger or less ​enclosed: We’re going to open up the ​kitchen by ​knocking down that ​wall.
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