Definition of reopen verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    reopen

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌriˈoʊpən//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reopen
     
    he / she / it reopens
     
    past simple reopened
     
    -ing form reopening
     
     
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  1. 1 [transitive, intransitive] reopen (something) to open a store, theater, etc. again, or to be opened again, after being closed for a period of time The school was reopened just two weeks after the fire. The museum has now been reopened to the public. The store will reopen at 9 a.m. on January 2. A number of border crossings have now reopened.
  2. 2 [transitive, intransitive] reopen (something) to deal with or begin something again after a period of time; to start again after a period of time to reopen a discussion The police have decided to reopen the case. Management has agreed to reopen talks with the union. The trial reopened on March 6.
  3. Idioms
    reopen old wounds
     
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    to remind someone of something unpleasant that happened or existed in the past His comments have served only to reopen old wounds.
 
noun [uncountable, singular] an exhibition to mark the reopening of the gallery There were moves to force a reopening of the debate.
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