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opening

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1 a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place
  • the talk show host's usual modus operandi is to talk over his guests, thereby denying them an opening to articulate their positions
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2 a place in a surface allowing passage into or through a thing
  • an opening in the roof is letting rain drip inside
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3 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge)
  • the rabbit found a little opening in the bushes and darted through
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opening

verb , present participle of 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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