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 for To open one''s mouth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Open \O"pen\ v. t. [imp. & p. p. Opened; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Opening.] [AS. openian. See Open,a.]
     1. To make or set open; to render free of access; to unclose;
        to unbar; to unlock; to remove any fastening or covering
        from; as, to open a door; to open a box; to open a room;
        to open a letter.
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              And all the windows of my heart
              I open to the day.                    --Whittier.
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     2. To spread; to expand; as, to open the hand.
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     3. To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.
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              The king opened himself to some of his council, that
              he was sorry for the earl's death.    --Bacon.
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              Unto thee have I opened my cause.     --Jer. xx. 12.
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              While he opened to us the Scriptures. --Luke xxiv.
                                                    32.
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     4. To make known; to discover; also, to render available or
        accessible for settlements, trade, etc.
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              The English did adventure far for to open the North
              parts of America.                     --Abp. Abbot.
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     5. To enter upon; to begin; as, to open a discussion; to open
        fire upon an enemy; to open trade, or correspondence; to
        open an investigation; to open a case in court, or a
        meeting.
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     6. To loosen or make less compact; as, to open matted cotton
        by separating the fibers.
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     To open one's mouth, to speak.
  
     To open up, to lay open; to discover; to disclose.
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              Poetry that had opened up so many delightful views
              into the character and condition of our "bold
              peasantry, their country's pride."    --Prof.
                                                    Wilson.
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