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wide

2 adverb
     
wide2 W3 S3
1

wide open/awake/apart

completely open, awake, or apart:
Someone left the back door wide open.
At 2 a.m. I was still wide awake.
Sandy stood with his back to the fire, legs wide apart.
2 opening or spreading as much as possible
open/spread (something) wide
Spiro spread his arms wide in a welcoming gesture.
Leonora's eyes opened wide in horror.
The windows had been opened wide and she could feel a slight breeze.
3

wide open

if a competition, election etc is wide open, it is possible for anyone to succeed:
Most experts agree that the election is wide open at this point.
4 not hitting something you were aiming at, and missing it by a large distance:
His throw to first base went wide.
5

wide of the mark

a) not correct about something, by a large amount:
The opinion polls were hopelessly wide of the mark.
b) not hitting something you were aiming at, and missing it by a large distance:
One of the bombs fell wide of the mark.

➔ far and wide

at far1 (11)

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