open

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open is part of the Basic English 850.
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open is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
open

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
open

Third-person singular
opens

Past tense
opened

Past participle
opened

Present participle
opening

  1. To move something to the side to allow entrance.
    I will open the door for our guests.
  2. To prepare for business.
    She opened the store.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
open

Comparative
more open

Superlative
most open

  1. Having a hole or opening, not closed.
    The door was open.
  2. Available for business.
    The shop is open.

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