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open an investigation

This page is about the collocation open an investigation

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to begin an investigation into something

For example

  • The police will open an investigation into the company's activities.

  • There's clear evidence of corruption, so why hasn't an investigation been opened yet?

Note:
Related collocations include "open an inquiry" and "open an inquest"

Quick Quiz

If an investigation's been opened, it means

a. it's already started

b. it couldn't be completed

c. anyone's allowed to watch it

Contributor: Matt Errey