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Open, vb. 1) trans. a) to unclose, to unlock, to unfold: “the gates,” Ven. 960. Tp. I, 2, 129. H6A I, 3, 4. H6A I, 3, 4 H6A I, 3, 4 IV, 2, 5. H6C IV, 7, 28. H6C IV, 7, 28 “a door,” Lucr. 359. Err. III, 1, 38. “a casement,” All's II, 3, 226. “latches,” Wint. IV, 4, 449. “a purse,” Gent. I, 1, 137. “an oyster,” Wiv. II, 2, 3. “a letter,” Tw. V, 297. “a bearing-cloth,” Wint. III, 3, 120. “the mouth,” Ven. 248. Tp. II, 2, 85. Tp. II, 2, 85 R3 I, 2, 56. “chaps,” Tp. II, 2, 89. “eyes,” Ven. 1051. Lucr. 105. H6B II, 1, 105. H8 II, 2, 42. Tim. V, 1, 25. “lips,” Meas. III, 1, 198. As I, 3, 84. V, 1, 37. V, 1, 37 Tw. I, 5, 2. “arms,” Wint. IV, 4, 559. “hand,” Tw. II, 5, 159. Wint. I, 2, 103. “I feel my heart new --ed,” H8 III, 2, 366 (susceptible of new sentiments). Peculiar expression: “my hand has --ed bounty to you,” H8 III, 2, 184 (== has been open to do you good).
b) to disclose, to expand: “in whom I know all the particulars of vice so grafted that, when they shall be --ed, . . .” Mcb. IV, 3, 52.
c) to disclose, to reveal, to show: “o. the matter in brief,” Gent. I, 1, 135. “to o. thy affair,” Wint. IV, 4, 764. “which I have --ed to his grace,” H5 I, 1, 78. “--ing titles miscreate,” I, 2, 16. Hml. II, 2, 18. Cymb. V, 5, 42. Cymb. V, 5, 42 Per. I, 2, 87. IV, 3, 23. V, 1, 133.
2) intr. a) to unclose itself; used of locks, Lucr. 304. Mcb. IV, 1, 46. of gates, Ven. 451. Mids. III, 2, 392. Cor. I, 4, 19. of clouds, Tp. III, 2, 150. of lips, Ven. 48. of jaws, Rom. V, 3, 47. of eyes, Lucr. 399. Tp. II, 1, 319. “at the first --ing of the gorgeous east,” LLL IV, 3, 223; cf. Mids. III, 2, 392.
b) to bark on scent or view of the game: “if I cry out thus upon no trail, never trust me when I o. again,” Wiv. IV, 2, 209.
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