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verb [intransitive/transitive] reopen pronunciation in British English /riːˈəʊpən/
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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 shop, restaurant, theatre etc reopens, or if someone reopens it, it opens again to customers after being closed for a period of time

    The theatre 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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