Definition of throw something open in English:

throw something open

phrasal verb

  • 1Make something accessible.

    ‘the market was thrown open to any supplier to compete for contracts’
    • ‘Greenhead school's sporting facilities have been thrown open to clubs across the district as part of an innovative partnership.’
    • ‘The Government has decided it is not the right time to throw the market open.’
    • ‘In the 90s, social programs were gutted at the same time markets were thrown open.’
    • ‘Globalization has meant economic liberalization, which has meant throwing markets open to international competition.’
    • ‘This proves that the left over lush green forest tracks are thrown open to smugglers.’
    • ‘And today, as India throws its own economy open to the global market, that change is gathering speed.’
    • ‘Obviously every investigation that is carried out in which we are involved throws some new avenues open to you which must be looked at in the future.’
    • ‘Ever since this sprawling mansion is thrown open to the public, there is a steady stream of visitors hanging around it - letting their imagination run wild.’
    • ‘But that doesn't mean 35% of the market has been thrown open to real competition.’
    • ‘They could throw their venues open as car parks and offer patrons the use of their clubhouses and bars for snacks, lunches and liquid refreshment.’
    1. 1.1 Invite general discussion of or participation in a subject or a debate or other event.
      ‘the debate will be thrown open to the audience’
      • ‘So I'm throwing the thread open to my readers: what's the most important job in the world?’
      • ‘After an initial introduction about experience and language and the creative space available for a woman, the session was thrown open for discussion.’
      • ‘So I'm throwing the comments open to my readers.’
      • ‘It merits more discussion, and the paper throws it open for the community to try to interpret.’
      • ‘He rounds things off before throwing the floor open for discussion.’
      • ‘After the books have been read out, the floor is thrown open for a no-holds-barred discussion.’
      • ‘Following the presentation the floor was thrown open to the public.’
      • ‘She understands that the summary of the five tests which were drawn up in April has not been altered since we insisted that the decision-making process is thrown open to the entire UK Cabinet.’
      • ‘Just throwing a topic open like this is - frankly - a bit lame.’