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To open or unlock something, or to come open - thesaurus

Synonyms

open up

to open a locked door, container, or building

open

verb

to separate the edges of something, or to take off its cover so that you can see or remove what is inside

try

verb

to attempt to open something such as a door or window, especially in order to see whether it is locked

open

verb

to move a door or window into a position that allows people or things to pass through

open

verb

if something such as a door opens, it moves into a position that allows people or things to pass through

force

verb

to use physical force to open something that is locked

crack

verb

to deliberately break something open in order to get what is inside

undo

verb

to open, untie, or remove something so that it no longer closes, fastens, or connects another thing

unlock

verb

to open the lock on something such as a door or a window, usually with a key

draw back

to pull something such as a curtain into an open position

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batter down

to break a door or gate in order to get through it

burst open

if a door or container bursts open, it opens quickly and suddenly

crack something open

to open a bottle or can of alcoholic drink

fall

verb

if something falls open, it opens accidentally

fling

verb

to quickly open a door, window, or curtain

gape

verb

to open wide, or to be wide open

jam something open/shut

to make a door or window stay open or shut by pushing something under it or against it

jimmy

an American spelling of jemmy

opening

noun

the act of opening something

pick a lock

to open a lock without a key, for example by using a piece of wire

pry

verb

mainly American to force something open or away from something

pull

verb

to open or close something that covers a window

roll down

if you roll a car window down, you turn a handle or push a button so that the window goes down

spread

verb

to open something that is folded so that it covers a surface

spread

verb

to open something wide

uncork

verb

to open a bottle by taking the cork out of it

unfold

verb

to open something that was folded

unhook

verb

to open something that is fastened with a hook

unscrew

verb

to open something by twisting its lid or top

unscrew

verb

to remove the screws from something

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