break open

phrasal verb
broke open; broken open; breaking open; breaks open

Definition of break open

: to open or to cause (something) to open suddenly The pods broke open and the seeds scattered on the wind. The police broke open the door. The burglars broke the locked safe open.

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“Break open.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20open. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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