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Open

Used in the context of general equities. Having either buy or sell interest at the indicated price level and side of a preceding trade. "Open on the buy/sell side" means looking for buyers/sellers (for someone who is a seller/buyer). Antithesis of clean.

Open

1. The time trading begins on an exchange. This is important to matters like a security's opening price or opening bid. See also: Close.

2. An order to buy or sell a security that has not yet been filled. Some orders are only open for a certain amount of time, while some remain open until they are filled. See also: IOC, GTC.
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Harry Contreas opened the batting for North Yorkshire, hitting 50 from 87 balls, and ended the highest -scoring batsman as no other player went past 12.
Ryder may have been dismissed for just one as he opened the batting, but he made amends by rapping up the Spitfires' innings in just 15.
Elgar, who opened the batting in place of an ill Alviro Petersen, top-scored for the hosts as South Africa were 214 for five at the close of play at St George's Park.
I have opened the batting for the Netherlands quite a few times.
Chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said: "Shaun has been selected having opened the batting for Australia in the one-day international arena and shown great potential.
Previously Luke Wright had opened the batting with Ian Bell.