open up
verb Date: 1582 transitive verb 1. to make available 2. to make plain or visible ; disclose 3. to open by cutting into intransitive verb 1. to spread out or come into view <
the road opens up ahead
>
2. to commence firing 3. to become communicative <
tried to get the patient to open up
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • open up — {v.} 1. To show for the first time; make clear; reveal. * /The story of Helen Keller s life opened up a whole new world to Mary./ * /Einstein s theories opened up a whole new area for study./ 2. To make available; present an opportunity; offer. * …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • open up — ► open up (or open fire) begin shooting. Main Entry: ↑open …   English terms dictionary

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