- to open again.
- to start again; resume: to reopen an argument; to reopen an attack.
Origin of reopen
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Examples from the Web for reopened
Though the bar closed soon after, a movement had been sparked, and when it reopened in 1990, history was revived.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
The issue of how police should respond to disorder, once thought settled, has now suddenly been reopened.It's Time for a New Kerner Commission on Police and Race
August 25, 2014
Portuguese police reluctantly followed suit in 2013 and also reopened the case in Portugal.
Scotland Yard then reopened the case in 2011 under the investigative name Operation Grange.
The county's inquiry into Shawn's death never was reopened.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis
Richard Ben Cramer
January 11, 2014
Abruptly the doorslide closed again, and then at once it reopened.The World Beyond
Raymond King Cummings
The old wound which that gossip had dealt him then was reopened now.The Snare
Brand was a man of resource, and in a few minutes she reopened her eyes.The Traitors
E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
Mr. Allison on his return had reopened his school, but the pupils were few.Rodney, the Ranger
John V. Lane
New roads had been made, and one long since closed had been reopened.
- to open or cause to open again
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Word Origin and History for reopened
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