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Begin with, as in The concert season opens with the Symphony performing Mahler's Ninth. This idiom uses open in the sense of “begin,” a usage dating from the late 1600s.
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Words nearby open with
open universe, Open University, open up, open verdict, open-web, open with, openwork, OPer., opera, operable, opéra bouffe
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