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開く, ひらく
Godan verb, Intransitive, Transitive
1. to open, to undo, to unseal, to unpack
2. to bloom, to unfold, to spread out
3. to open (for business, e.g. in the morning)
4. to be wide (gap, etc.), to widen
5. to hold (meeting, party, etc.), to give, to open
開く, 空く, 明く, あく
Godan verb, Intransitive, esp. 開く
1. to open (e.g. doors)
2. to open (e.g. business, etc.)
esp. 空く
3. to be empty
4. to be vacant, to be available, to be free
esp. 明く
5. to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.)
切り開く, 切り拓く, 切開く, 切り墾く, きりひらく
Godan verb, Transitive
to clear (land), to open up, to cut through
開く, みひらく
Godan verb, Transitive
to open one's eyes wide
開く, 花ひらく, 華開く, はなひらく
Expression, Godan verb
to blossom, to flower, to bloom
言い開く, 言開く, いいひらく
Godan verb, Transitive
to justify, to explain, to vindicate
穴が開く, 穴が空く, 穴があく, あながあく
Expression, Godan verb
to have a hole, to be pierced (with a hole)
道を開く, 道を拓く, みちをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
1. to open up a path, to clear a path
2. to open up doors, to pave the way
店を開く, みせをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
to open a business
眉を開く, まゆをひらく
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to feel relieved, to forget about one's troubles, to settle into peace of mind
おっ開く, おっぴらく
Godan verb
1. to do something in public
2. to open
幕が開く, 幕があく, まくがあく
Expression, Godan verb, See 幕を閉じる
to start an act (of a play), to have curtains open, to have an (event, period of history, etc.) start
口を開く, くちをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
to open one's mouth (to talk), to (start to) tell
押し開く, おしひらく
Godan verb
to push open
前を開く, まえをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
to show one's privates
股を開く, またをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
1. to spread one's legs
Colloquialism, Idiomatic expression
2. to agree to have sex (for a woman)
端を開く, たんをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
to provide impetus
体を開く, たいをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
1. to stand upright with arms and/or legs spread
2. to dodge
心を開く, こころをひらく
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to divulge one's true feelings, to open one's heart
糸口を開く, 緒を開く, いとぐちをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
to find a clue, to make a beginning
戦端を開く, せんたんをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
to open hostilities, to take up arms (against)
愁眉を開く, しゅうびをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
to feel relieved
時間が開く, 時間が空く, じかんがあく
Expression, Godan verb
to have time free, to have time to spare
門戸を開く, もんこをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
to open the door (to the world, women, etc.)
悟りを開く, さとりをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
to achieve enlightenment, to attain enlightenment
胸襟を開く, きょうきんをひらく
Expression, Godan verb, See 打ち明ける・うちあける
to be frank, to speak one's mind, to open one's heart, to have a heart-to-heart talk (with someone)
道を切り開く, みちをきりひらく
Expression, Godan verb
to open a path
穴の開くほど, 穴のあくほど, 穴の空くほど, 穴の明くほど, あなのあくほど
Expression, Idiomatic expression
(staring) piercingly, (looking) hard
突破口を開く, とっぱこうをひらく
Expression, Godan verb
to make a breakthrough, to break ground
小間物屋を開く, こまものやをひらく
Expression, Godan verb, Colloquialism
to vomit, to spew
新しいページを開く, あたらしいページをひらく
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to begin a new chapter (in)
地獄の釜の蓋も開く­, 地獄の釜の蓋もあく, じごくのかまのふたもあく
Expression, See お盆・1, Proverb
even the demons of hell rest during O-Bon and the New Year
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