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opens

verb
present tense third-person singular 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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“Opens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/opens. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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