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1. open up  (verb) 
make available; "This opens up new possibilities"

  Also known as: open


  Cause:
    open
    open up


  More Generic:
    yield     give     afford


2. open up  (verb) 
become available; "an opportunity opened up"

  Also known as: open


  More Generic:
    arise     come up


3. open up  (verb) 
talk freely and without inhibition



  More Generic:
    talk     speak     utter     mouth     verbalize     verbalise


  Opposite of:
    close up     clam up     dummy up     shut up     belt up     button up     be quiet     keep mum


4. open up  (verb) 
cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"

  Also known as: open


  Cause:
    open
    open up


  More Specific:
unbar - remove a bar from (a door, for example)
break open - open with force
click open - open with a clicking sound
reopen - open again or anew
unlock - open the lock of
unbolt - undo the bolt of
unseal - break the seal of
uncork - draw the cork from (bottles)
pry / prise / prize / lever / jimmy - to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
gap / breach - make an opening or gap in
lance - open by piercing with a lancet


  Opposite of:
    close     shut


5. open up  (verb) 
become open; "The door opened"

  Also known as: open


  More Specific:
unfasten - become undone or untied
fly open - come open suddenly


  More Generic:
    change state     turn


  Opposite of:
    close     shut


6. open up  (verb) 
open up an area or prepare a way; "She pioneered a graduate program for women students"

  Also known as: pioneer


  More Generic:
    introduce     innovate


7. open up  (verb) 
start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"

  Also known as: open


  More Specific:
establish / set up / found / launch - set up or found


  Opposite of:
    close     fold     shut down     close down


 

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