Meaning: to unfold and spread a folded map or newspaper in order to read itSynonym: spread out, unfold
- open out sth I had trouble opening out the map while I was driving. It kept flapping around in the breeze.
- open sth out I'd just bought a newspaper, and I was trying to open it out on a crowded train when I accidentally poked a woman in the eye.
We wanted to go to the movies, so to check the cinema listings we opened out the entertainment section of