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wide open

This page is about the collocation wide open

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

fully open, of a door, window, eyes, mouth, etc.

For example

  • The door was wide open, so we could see inside.

  • The chicks looked up, mouths wide open, begging their mother to feed them.

Quick Quiz

The window was wide open, so the thief

a. got inside easily

b. broke it to get inside

c. opened it to get inside

Contributor: Matt Errey