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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OPEN UP

When he began to open up, it was after a sad fashion at first.

It will open up the way to a saner and more beautiful future.

I feel as if at any moment the ground might open up, and—and swallow me right up.

After an interview with the cashier he returned to my window and requested me to open up.

Phil's going to take down that bar we pushed in place, and open up.

Some customers are slow to open up and extend their confidence to a salesman.

"I've got to open up this curtain a bit, Driggs," called Ab.

I told you boys not to open up an argument with those fellows!

And we'll be awaitin' there at the ash door, ready to push in when you open up.

Which is Tink Tuttle's cue to open up on the266 story of his life.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "an aperture or opening," from open (adj.). Meaning "public knowledge" (especially in out in the open) is from 1942, but cf. Middle English in open (late 14c.) "manifestly, publicly." The sense of "an open competition" is from 1926, originally in a golf context.

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