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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Here fly open unto me all being's words and word-cabinets: here all being wanteth to become words, here all becoming wanteth to learn of me how to talk.
Then, yielding to our intellectual onset, the gates of the Sixth Dimension shall fly open; after that a Seventh, and then an Eighth --
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.
FLY OPEN AIR Hopetoun House Edinburgh played in Scotland for 10 years.
He also noted that after the van's tire blew up, the vehicle rolled over, prompting its doors to fly open.
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.
flanked by the kind of shutters that fly open to life.
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." So much for the special relationship.
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.
Chases saw the big Wolseley leaning hard while cornering on its rear leaf 'pram' springs to outmanoeuvre the villain's Jaguar which would often hit the kerb, forcing the boot to fly open.