opens

present tense third-person singular of open
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as in expands
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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as in frees
to rid the surface of (as an area) from things in the way snowplows opened the runway without much trouble

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“Opens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/opens. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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