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open up


Definition of open up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make available

  3. 2 :  to make plain or visible :  disclose

  4. 3 :  to open by cutting into

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to spread out or come into view <the road opens up ahead>

  7. 2 :  to commence firing

  8. 3 :  to become communicative <tried to get the patient to open up>

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to lessen in amount, effect, or force

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