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Definition of Close
Verb: close klowz
- Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
"Close the door";
- Stop being open; become shut or obstructed
"The windows closed with a loud bang";
- Cease to operate or cause to cease operating
"The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop"; "close down the shop";
- close up, fold, shut down, close down
- Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
"The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
- Finish in a particular way or with a particular event
"The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin";
- Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
"We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
- Be priced or listed when trading stops
"The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
- Engage at close quarters
"close with the enemy"
- Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
- (ball game) change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
- Come together, as if in an embrace
"Her arms closed around her long lost relative";
- come together
- Draw near
"The probe closed with the space station"
- Bring together all the elements or parts of
"Management closed ranks"
- Bar access to
"Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
- Fill or stop up
"Can you close the cracks with caulking?";
- fill up
- Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
"close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close up an umbrella";
- close up
- Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
"The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
- At or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
"close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
- Close in relevance or relationship
"a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
- Not far distant in time, space, degree or circumstances
"she was close to tears"; "had a close call";
- near, nigh
- Rigorously attentive; strict and thorough
"close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
- Marked by fidelity to an original
"a close translation";
- (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
"a close contest";
- In close proximity; crowded
- Lacking fresh air
"the dreadfully close atmosphere";
- airless, stuffy, unaired
- (of textiles) having little space between threads; dense
"a close weave";
- Strictly confined or guarded
"kept under close custody"
- Confined to specific persons
"a close secret"
- Fitting closely but comfortably
"a close fit";
- snug, close-fitting
- Used of hair or haircuts
"a close military haircut"
- Giving or spending with reluctance
"very close with his money";
- cheeseparing, near, penny-pinching, skinny
- Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
"although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it";
- closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped
- Not far away in position, relationship or time
"the bullet didn't come close"; "don't get too close to the fire";
- near, nigh
- In an attentive manner
"he remained close on his guard";
- closely, tight
- The temporal end; the concluding time
"they were playing better at the close of the season";
- stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion
- The last section of a communication
- conclusion, end, closing, ending
- The concluding part of any performance
- finale, closing curtain, finis
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