One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Begin shooting.‘the enemy artillery had opened up’
- ‘Men who went over-the-top in trenches stood little chance when the enemy opened up with their machine guns.’
- ‘When their entreaties were ignored, an infantry charge was ordered, the artillery opening up behind it.’
- ‘At the same time, American artillery opened up on other, less sensitive rebel strong points.’
- ‘US tanks and artillery opened up, flattening houses where insurgents were thought to be hiding.’
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