Open and Tell


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Open verb – To change from a closed to an open position.
Tell and open are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Open".
Nearby Words: opening, openness, opened, opener
Synonyms for Open


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Open and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Open" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

way open way tell way

Both words in one sentence

  • Open-Fly Gag Reina notices Tanaka's zipper is open, but she's too embarrassed to tell him directly.
    Source: Open-Fly Gag
  • Video Game / SCP - Containment Breach Should you gas him then open the door, he will instead tell you that SCP-012 is a map that you can interpret by "reading between the lines".
  • Western Animation / The Real Ghostbusters They open it anyway, because they refuse to let a talking door tell them what to do, and release Hell on Earth.Doomsday Door: Do Not Open Until Doomsday!
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