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Meaning of “open” - Learner’s Dictionary

open

noun     /ˈəʊpən/
in the open
outside: We spent the night in the open.From, out and outside
bring sth out into the open
to tell people information that was secret: [often passive] It's time this issue was brought out into the open.Honesty, openness and sincerityRevealing secrets and becoming knownAnnouncing, informing and stating
Translations of “open”
in Chinese (Traditional) 未圍起來的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 未围起来的…
(Definition of open noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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