open (someone or something) to (someone or something)

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Definition of open (someone or something) to (someone or something)

1 : to allow (a particular group of people) to enter, use, or participate in (something)
  • He opens his home to anyone who needs a place to stay.
  • This year, we've opened the contest to all children under the age of 16.
2 : to cause or allow (someone or something) to be affected by (something bad, such as criticism)
  • Their actions have opened the government to charges of corruption.
  • By being secretive about her past, she opens herself (up) to political attacks.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : 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

  2. : 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)

  3. : to make available for or active in a regular function

  1. : opening

  2. : open and unobstructed space: such as

  3. : open air

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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