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Antonyms for open up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. open, open up(verb)

    cause to open or to become open

    "Mary opened the car door"

    Antonyms:
    belt up, be quiet, close up, dummy up, button up, shut up, clam up, keep mum

    Synonyms:
    give, open, pioneer, afford, spread, spread out, unfold

  2. open, open up(verb)

    become available

    "an opportunity opened up"

    Antonyms:
    be quiet, belt up, clam up, button up, keep mum, shut up, close up, dummy up

    Synonyms:
    give, open, pioneer, afford, spread, spread out, unfold

  3. open, open up(verb)

    make available

    "This opens up new possibilities"

    Antonyms:
    clam up, dummy up, close up, belt up, keep mum, button up, shut up, be quiet

    Synonyms:
    give, open, pioneer, afford, spread, spread out, unfold

  4. pioneer, open up(verb)

    open up an area or prepare a way

    "She pioneered a graduate program for women students"

    Antonyms:
    button up, clam up, close up, keep mum, be quiet, dummy up, belt up, shut up

    Synonyms:
    pioneer, open, initiate

  5. open, open up(verb)

    start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning

    "open a business"

    Antonyms:
    belt up, clam up, close up, button up, be quiet, shut up, keep mum, dummy up

    Synonyms:
    give, open, pioneer, afford, spread, spread out, unfold

  6. open, open up(verb)

    become open

    "The door opened"

    Antonyms:
    shut up, clam up, belt up, keep mum, dummy up, close up, button up, be quiet

    Synonyms:
    give, open, pioneer, afford, spread, spread out, unfold

  7. open up(verb)

    talk freely and without inhibition

    Antonyms:
    button up, be quiet, belt up, shut up, close up, keep mum, dummy up, clam up

    Synonyms:
    pioneer, open

How to use open up in a sentence?

  1. Osho:

    Remain in wonder if you want mysteries to open up for you.

  2. Tim Cook:

    We encourage China to continue to open up, we see that as essential, not only for China to reach its full potential, but for the global economy to thrive.

  3. Mizuki Murata:

    We wanted to show people the charm of hedgehogs, which give the impression of being hard to handle. We wanted to get rid of that image by letting people touch them, the cutest thing about hedgehogs is getting them to finally open up and show you their face.

  4. Christopher Escobar:

    We don't feel it's safe enough for our staff or our customers to just open up for regular business, even with sort of preventive measures.

  5. H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu":

    The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

How to pronounce open up?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say open up in sign language?

  1. openup

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