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reopen

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌriːˈəʊ.pən/ us    /-ˈoʊ-/
If a place or business, etc. reopens or is reopened, it begins to operate, or it becomes open 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 formal process 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 legal case/file
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