gashed her chin open?

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Camlearner

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  • Camlearner

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    Yes Copyright... but what the open here?

    I understand gashed her chin is she cuts her chin or makes her chin injured...
     

    Copyright

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    I think "open" here is an addition that tells you what it looks like -- like an open wound. We talk about cutting a melon open, for example. Cutting a melon without the open might mean that the two halves are still closed together; open tells you that they have fallen apart and you can see inside.
     
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    Camlearner

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    Ah... I understand now from your melon cut example. I used to cut it both open and still closer to prepare for my after food. Thanks.
     
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