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throw open

1. To open something very quickly or forcefully. A noun or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "open." His parents threw open his bedroom door when they smelled marijuana smoke coming from the basement. We threw open the chest, expecting to see treasure and riches beyond our wildest dreams.
2. To make something accessible to a wide range of people. A noun or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "open." In the interest of a free and fair trial, the state has thrown the case open to the public. For the first time in its history, the exclusive club has thrown open its membership to women.
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throw open

Make more accessible, especially suddenly or dramatically, as in His withdrawal threw open the nomination to all comers. [Mid-1800s]
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throw open

v.
To make more accessible, especially suddenly or dramatically: The director threw open the door and walked in. After years of meeting with the city council in private, the mayor threw the meetings open to the public.
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"It was an enlightened day when GAA delegates in Croke Park voted to throw open the doors to sports other than Gaelic games.
Come on, BBC, throw open the windows, let the bats out - and let's see some YOUNG blood for a change.
'Throw open wide, your window, dear, the spring, the glorious spring is here, tra-la-la, tra-la-la,' - you can take it from there yourself.
THE capital's top museums and art galleries are to throw open their doors to the public.
GARDENERS will be able to pick up tips from fellow enthusiasts when seven homes throw open their doors.
Would you love the chance to nose around peoples homes and are you willing to throw open yours for others to scrutinise?
PRIVATE schools may have to throw open their playing fields to local comprehensives if they want to retain their automatic charitable status, it emerged today.
Yep, bosses have decided that it's not fair to leave all the prancing and preening to the gals, and so have decided to throw open the doors to fit fellas, too.
To help marchers, Aston Villa is to throw open its car park at the Holte End, with an overspill area available at the club's coach park in Witton Road.
Developer Rank has invested heavily in security to ensure the two nightclubs, the cafe-bar and the 4,000-seat arena are as safe as possible when they throw open their doors next month.