fly open

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: open - come open suddenly; "the doors flew open in the strong gust"
open, open up - become open; "The door opened"
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The salons of the beautiful fly open before you, great men will clamour for your friendship, all the sweetest triumphs which love and sport can offer are yours.
With the report of his gun D'Arnot saw the door fly open and the figure of a man pitch headlong within onto the cabin floor.
we shall never hear the horn sing at midnight, or see the pike-gates fly open any more.
Here fly open unto thee all being's words and word-cabinets; here all being wanteth to become words, here all becoming wanteth to learn of thee how to talk.
He was the puppet of his past, because at the very stroke of midnight he jumped up and ran swiftly downstairs as if confident that, by the power of destiny, the house door would fly open before the absolute necessity of his errand.
If that happens, it's possible a door could fly open while the cars are being driven.
Nissan is recalling more than 238,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide because a secondary latch can fail and allow the hoods to fly open while the cars are in motion, a report said.
It's down to the rear-hinged back doors, known in the trade as suicide doors for the simple reason that if a door isn't properly closed and the wind really howls, it could fly open.
Newcastle Crown Court heard how the occupier, a young woman, was working with headphones, but heard a noise,and looked up to see the door of the flat fly open.
LBJ was so infuriated that when told of Wilson's request for a routine visit to the White House, Johnson crudely responded to an aide: "We got enough pollution around here already without Harold coming over with his fly open and his pecker hanging out, peeing all over me.
Then, before the gates fly open at 6:30 for the public (some of whom will probably promptly fall down), members of the Colonial Figure Skating Club of Acton will show how it's supposed to be done, with a figure skating exhibition at 6.