reopen

reopen
[[t]rio͟ʊpən[/t]]
reopens, reopening, reopened
1) V-ERG If you reopen a public building such as a factory, airport, or school, or if it reopens, it opens and starts working again after it has been closed for some time.

[V n] Iran reopened its embassy in London...

[V n] It plans to reopen the shipyard tomorrow...

The Theatre Royal, Norwich, will reopen in November.

2) VERB If police or the courts reopen a legal case, they investigate it again because it has never been solved or because there was something wrong in the way it was investigated before.

[V n] There was a call today to reopen the investigation into the bombing.

3) V-RECIP-ERG If people or countries reopen talks or negotiations or if talks or negotiations reopen, they begin again after they have stopped for some time.

[pl-n V n] But now high level delegations will reopen talks that broke up earlier this year.

[V n with n] ...the possibility of reopening negotiations with the government...

Middle East peace talks reopen in Washington on Wednesday.

Syn:
4) V-RECIP If people or countries reopen ties or relations, they start being friendly again after a time when they were not friendly.

[V n with n] He reopened ties with Moscow earlier this year...

[pl-n V n] Britain and Argentina reopened diplomatic relations.

5) VERB If something reopens a question or debate, it makes the question or debate relevant again and causes people to start discussing it again.

[V n] His results are likely to reopen the debate on race and education.

6) V-ERG If a country reopens a border or route, or if it reopens, it becomes possible to cross or travel along it again after it has been closed.

[V n] Jordan reopened its border with Iraq...

The important Peking Shanghai route has reopened.


English dictionary. 2008.

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