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’
    • ‘But that doesn't mean 35% of the market has been thrown open to real competition.’
    • ‘Greenhead school's sporting facilities have been thrown open to clubs across the district as part of an innovative partnership.’
    • ‘This proves that the left over lush green forest tracks are thrown open to smugglers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Globalization has meant economic liberalization, which has meant throwing markets open to international 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.’
    • ‘The Government has decided it is not the right time to throw the market open.’
    • ‘And today, as India throws its own economy open to the global market, that change is gathering speed.’
    • ‘In the 90s, social programs were gutted at the same time markets were thrown open.’
    • ‘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.’
    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’
      • ‘It merits more discussion, and the paper throws it open for the community to try to interpret.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He rounds things off before throwing the floor open for discussion.’
      • ‘Just throwing a topic open like this is - frankly - a bit lame.’
      • ‘So I'm throwing the comments open to my readers.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’