open up

verb

Definition of open up

transitive verb
1 :to make available or possible
  • The discovery opens up the possibility of new cures.
2 :to make plain or visible :disclose
3 :to open by cutting into
intransitive verb
1 :to become available or possible
  • The hostess will let us know when a table opens up.
2 :to spread out or come into view
  • The road opens up ahead.
3 :to commence firing
4 :to become communicative
  • tried to get the patient to open up

First Known Use of open up

1582


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