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1 allowing passage without obstruction
  • Thank you for clearing out the hallway so that it's open again.
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2 freely available for use or participation by all
  • The lanes at the bowling alley will be open during the afternoon, but will be available only for league play in the evening.
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3 being in a situation where one is likely to meet with harm
  • By being secretive about the incident, he makes himself open to political attack.
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at risk, in deep water, in jeopardy

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5 lacking a usual or natural covering
  • open wounds in his legs
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7 not yet settled or decided
  • That issue will have to remain open until the supervisor can decide.
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in hand

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8 willing to consider new or different ideas
  • She is always open and ready to listen to anyone's suggestions.
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frank, candid, open, plain mean showing willingness to tell what one feels or thinks. frank stresses lack of shyness or secretiveness or of evasiveness from considerations of tact or expedience.
    • frank discussions
candid suggests expression marked by sincerity and honesty especially in offering unwelcome criticism or opinion.
    • a candid appraisal
open implies frankness but suggests more indiscretion than frank and less earnestness than candid.
    • open in saying what they think
plain suggests outspokenness and freedom from affectation or subtlety in expression.
    • plain talk

open

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that part of the physical world that is removed from human habitation
  • a daguerreotype of a cowboy whose face is roughened from a hard life in the open
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1 to change from a closed to an open position
  • Please open the door to let the cat out.
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2 to make passage through (something) possible by removing obstructions
  • We need to open this drain that's clogged with hair.
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3 to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area
  • When we got too close, the cardinal opened its wings and flew to a higher branch.
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4 to rid the surface of (as an area) from things in the way
  • Snowplows opened the runway without much trouble.
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5 to take the first step in (a process or course of action)
  • We will open the proceedings tomorrow with a short ceremony.
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get going, get to, set about

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