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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyopen out
he/she/itopens out
present participleopening out
past tenseopened out
past participleopened out

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a path or passage opens out, it becomes wider at the end
    open out into: The alleyway opened out into a courtyard behind the houses.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if something opens out, or if you open it out, it opens from a folded position so that you can see its shape
    The buds on the trees were starting to open out.
    She opened the map out on the table.
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] if a discussion opens out, or if you open it out, it becomes more general or it starts to include more subjects
    He tried to open out the conversation.
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