open into (something)

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open into (something)

1. To lead into some larger place or thing. The narrow ravine opens into a huge, lush valley. The patio opens into a large courtyard shared by the various residents of the building.
2. To lead into some larger or different topic or subject of conversation. The debate about tax reform opened into a discussion about what else could be done to curb the national deficit.
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open into something

to open inward to something. The passageway opened into a dining room. Our kitchen opens into a bright breakfast nook.
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The natural ostium of the maxillary sinus opens into the floor of the ethmoid infundibulum.
According to most textbooks, the drainage from the bulla opens into the middle meatus as part of the anterior ethmoid complex.