break open

Definition of break open

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

breakplay
  1. :  to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

    :  fracture

    : to fracture a bone of (a bodily part)

  1. :  an act or action of breaking

    :  the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

    :  a gap or opening caused or appearing as if caused by damage :  a condition produced by or as if by breaking :  gap

openplay
  1. :  having no enclosing or confining barrier :  accessible on all or nearly all sides

    :  being in a position or adjustment to permit passage :  not shut or locked

    :  having a barrier (such as a door) so adjusted as to allow passage

  1. :  to move (something, such as a door) from a closed position

    :  to make available for entry or passage by turning back (something, such as a barrier) or removing (something, such as a cover or an obstruction)

    :  to make available for or active in a regular function

  1. :  opening

    :  open and unobstructed space: such as

    :  open air


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