break open

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Verb1.break open - open with force; "He broke open the picnic basket"
open, open up - cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
2.break open - come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst"
pop - burst open with a sharp, explosive sound; "The balloon popped"; "This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven"
blow - burst suddenly; "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire"
stave, stave in - burst or force (a hole) into something
come apart, break, split up, fall apart, separate - become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
3.break open - erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
deepen, intensify - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
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Then I wanted to arrange some contrivance to break open the doors of bronze under the White Sphinx.
On Friday, he once again had managed to break into an ATM booth in Rahim Yar Khan and was trying to break open the ATM machine when he was apprehended by the police.
They used a hammer, ropes and sharp tools to break open the safe and drawers." The trial has been adjourned to September 12.
A post on the hotel's social media page read: "Absolutely disgusted and saddened to find some lowlife would sneak into the bar while we were serving breakfasts, break open a charity box and steal over PS100."
A Larnaca petrol station owner had reported to police that someone had attempted to break open its bank note acceptor but failed.
The woman claimed a car locksmith was on the way when the firefighters tried to break open the car window in the sweltering hotweather.
Following the notification, now the SECP investigation officers break open the doors of the houses and offices, besides they can climb boundary walls and break windows of the compound of their investigation.
The family members had to break open the door after the couple did not respond to repeated knocks at the door.
They would break open the glass window once the victim parked the car somewhere.
The rescuers managed to break open the door that was locked from inside.
Invoking national security, President Duterte has threatened to break open the warehouses filled with hoarded rice and seize the commodity.