adjective, verb (used with or without object), oped, op·ing. Literary.
Examples from the Web for ope
A spokesman affirmed: “This meeting, like most OPE meetings, is closed to press and off the record.”
But it were upsettin', and Jim and me did 'ope when we was moved to Mrs. Larkins's that we had a better time in store.
Only 'ope they'll give us notice, and some place where we can go.
It is in the moments of our highest 'ope, monsieur, that we are destroyed.The Man Upstairs|P. G. Wodehouse
For rhetoric, he could not ope / His mouth, but out there flew a trope.
I'm a miker out an' out, an' I 'ope I shall always remain a miker.Tales of Mean Streets|Arthur Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for ope
Word Origin and History for ope
short for open (adj.), early 13c. "not closed; not hidden;" originally as awake is from awaken, etc. As a verb from mid-15c. Middle English had ope-head "bare-headed" (c.1300).