open up

verb

Definition of open up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make available or possible The discovery opens up the possibility of new cures.

  3. 2 :  to make plain or visible :  disclose

  4. 3 :  to open by cutting into

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to become available or possible The hostess will let us know when a table opens up.

  7. 2 :  to spread out or come into view The road opens up ahead.

  8. 3 :  to commence firing

  9. 4 :  to become communicative tried to get the patient to open up

1582

First Known Use of open up

1582


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