break open

phrasal verb

broke open; broken open; breaking open; breaks 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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