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open up

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

(used as an exclamation) let me in; open the door: "Open up!" Sam shouted, banging on the door.

open up

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

to talk about your personal thoughts or feelings: I felt I couldn’t open up to anybody.
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open up

phrasal verb with open uk   /ˈəʊ.pən/  us   /ˈoʊ.pən/ verb
C2 to start to talk more about yourself and your feelings: I've never opened up to anyone like I do to you.
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open up

phrasal verb with open uk   us   /ˈəʊpən/ verb
[I or T] COMMERCE if a new business, office, shop, etc. opens up, or someone opens it up, it starts doing business: Several branches of the bank have recently opened up across China. Many people have opened up shops on the online auction site to sell their things.
[I or T] COMMERCE to start business at a particular time and be available to deal with customers: We open up at 7am daily.
[T] ECONOMICS to make conditions easier for foreign companies to do business in a country: These measures are designed to open up the market to greater competition. The country has enjoyed steady growth since it began opening up its economy.
[T] to create new opportunities: open up opportunities/possibilities The internet has opened up new opportunities for cost-effective brand building.
[I] HR if a job opens up, it becomes available: Another vacancy has opened up on the Board.
(Definition of open up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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