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open up (3)

Meaning: If you open up a new business, you set it up and start trading.

Synonym: establish (formal)

For example:

  • open up A lot of new shops and small businesses have opened up in our town in the last couple of years.

  • open up sth I'd love to open up a small guesthouse on a beach in Thailand.

Nouns often used as objects with
open up (3): store, shop, hotel, guesthouse, clinic, small business

Quick Quiz:

If you want to open up a bookstore, you'll need to
  1. unlock the door
  2. find a good location
  3. print a lot of books

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