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verb [intransitive/transitive]     reopen pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlereopening
past tensereopened
past participlereopened
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  1. 1
    if a process reopens, or if someone reopens it, it begins again after a pause

    The two sides have decided to reopen negotiations.

  2. 2
    if a store, restaurant, theater, etc. reopens, or if someone reopens it, it opens again to customers after being closed for a period of time

    The theater will reopen next week with a production of Hamlet.

    1. a.
      if a border or road reopens, or if someone reopens it, you can cross it or travel on it again after it was closed for a period of time


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