Definition of reopen
1 : to open again
2a : to take up again : resume reopen discussionb : to resume discussion or consideration of reopen a contract
3 : to begin again
: to open again school reopens in September
Examples of reopen in a Sentence
The restaurant will reopen in April.
I'm sorry, but the store is closed. We reopen at nine on Monday.
The cut on his knee reopened when he tried to run.
The company announced plans to reopen its Detroit factory.
a procedure to reopen a clogged artery
The district attorney reopened the murder case because new evidence was found.
He wants the team to reopen his contract.
Recent Examples of reopen from the Web
In October 2013, an 11th-hour deal reopened the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.
In the report from Raven Golf, the course could reopen by Oct. 1 if work began by the end of June.
The confirmation hearings were done, but the FBI report was leaked to the news media and the hearings were reopened.
The strategically crucial Panama Canal was closed Wednesday, but officials planned to reopen it today.
The wound reopened during the Trump campaign, when White House officials said the younger Kushner helped quash consideration of Christie for an administration role).
QUETTA, Pakistan — Pakistan’s military says authorities have reopened the main Chaman border crossing at Afghanistan’s request after shutting it down earlier this month when the two sides traded fire there, killing 15 people on both sides.
That angered a number of Tacoma Food Co-op members who felt ill treated and urged Central Co-op not to reopen in Tacoma.
In April, ICE officially reopened her own mother’s file, sending Arreola a letter ordering her to report for removal at its Phoenix field office on May 3.
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First Known Use of reopen
REOPEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reopen for English Language Learners
: to open again after being closed
: to start (something) again after a period without activity
: to discuss and make changes to (something that had been considered finished) again
REOPEN Defined for Kids
Definition of reopen for Students
: to open again
Legal Definition of reopen
1 : to take up again reopen discussion
2 : to resume the discussion or consideration of (a closed matter) reopen the contract to negotiate benefits
3 : to try or hear (an action) anew especially for the purpose of hearing new evidence
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