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"reopen" in British English

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reopenverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌriːˈəʊ.pən/  us   /-ˈoʊ-/
If a ​place or ​business, etc. reopens or is reopened, it ​begins to ​operate, or it ​becomesopen 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. If a ​formalprocess 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 ​legalcase/​file
(Definition of reopen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reopen" in American English

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reopenverb [I/T]

 us   /riˈoʊ·pən/
to ​open something again after it has been ​closed for a ​period of ​time: [I] Restaurant and ​hotel owners were ​wondering when they could reopen. [T] He said he would reopen the ​road during ​morning and ​eveningrushhours. If a ​process or ​discussion reopens, it ​begins again after it has ​stopped for a ​period of ​time: [T] This may ​present an ​opportunity to reopen ​peacetalks.
(Definition of reopen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reopen" in Business English

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reopenverb

uk   us   /ˌriːˈəʊpən/
[I or T] COMMERCE, WORKPLACE if a ​place or a ​business reopens or is reopened, it begins to ​operate, or it becomes ​open for ​people to use, after being ​closed for a ​period of ​time: Strikers will ​return to their ​jobs Friday, ​allowing the ​company to reopen all of the ​plants. We need to ​analyseinvestmentprospects in ​light of how ​stockprices have ​behaved since the ​markets reopened. The ​storeclosed for renovations last autumn, and is ​due to reopen in the summer.
[I or T] to begin or to begin something again, after a ​period of ​time: reopen discussions/negotiations/talks The two ​companies have reopened ​talks about a possible ​merger or ​alliance.debate/discussions reopen Debate has reopened over the 35-hour week. Shares in the ​company, ​suspended at 6.5p, could reopen at a ​premium this week.
[I or T] LAW if a ​formalprocess or a ​legalcase reopens or is reopened, it begins again because new facts have appeared and the decision made originally may not have been ​correct: reopen a case/inquiry/investigation The ​case was reopened in 2010 after new ​evidence came to ​light.
[T] FINANCE to ​offer an ​additionalamount on an existing ​bond, etc., at the same ​interestrate and with the same maturitydate (= ​date on which it becomes ​ready to be ​paid): Kenya ​plans to reopen its 25-year ​bond this month and ​aims to ​raise as much as 15 ​billion shillings.
reopening
noun [S or U]
the ​grand reopening of the Royal Opera ​House the reopening of ​contractnegotiations
(Definition of reopen from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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