open verb

1 door, window, box, etc.

ADV. wide She opened all the windows wide to let some fresh air in. | slowly | gingerly Fred opened it gingerly and peered inside. | automatically The glass doors opened automatically for him. | out, up I opened out the map and laid it on the table. ‘Open up!’ He hammered on the door.

VERB + OPEN try to | manage to | fail to Her parachute failed to open.

2 building, road, etc.

ADV. formally, officially | up opening up new markets

VERB + OPEN be due to, be expected to, be scheduled to The museum is due to open next year. | hope to, intend to, plan to, want to, wish to

PHRASES newly/recently opened the newly opened gallery of Western decorative art