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  1. 3
    to move your arms or legs wide apart

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    1. a.
      to move your lips and teeth apart so that your mouth is not closed

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    2. b.
      to move your eyelids apart so that your eyes are not closed

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    3. c.
      to make your fingers straight so that your hand is not closed

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  2. 5

    open

    or

    open up

    if a new business, building, etc. opens, or if someone opens it, it becomes available for people to use for the first time

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  3. 6
    to begin a speech

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    1. b.
      to start an account with a bank

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hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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