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close up

vb (adverb)
1. to shut entirely
2. (intr) to draw together: the ranks closed up.
3. (Medicine) (intr) (of wounds) to heal completely
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.close up - 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"
adjourn, retire, withdraw - break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
2.close up - block passage throughclose up - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
block off, blockade - obstruct access to
barricado, barricade - block off with barricades
barricade - prevent access to by barricading; "The street where the President lives is always barricaded"
asphyxiate, suffocate, stifle, choke - impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
tie up - restrain from moving or operating normally; "Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"
dam, dam up - obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; "dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"
block out, screen - prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight"
earth up, land up - block with earth, as after a landslide
barricade, block, block up, blockade, block off, bar, stop - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
clog, clog up, congest, choke off, foul, back up, choke - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
hinder, impede - be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"
3.close up - unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close a book"; "close up an umbrella"
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
4.close up - refuse to talk or stop talkingclose up - refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached"
open up - talk freely and without inhibition
Adv.1.close up - very closeclose up - very close; "without my reading glasses I can hardly see things close up"; "even firing at close range he missed"
Translations
يُغْلِق، يَسُديُقْفِل أبوابه
srazitstáhnoutzavřít
lukke af
ganga frá og loka/læsanálgast; færa òéttar saman
kapanmakkapatmakyaklaş mak

w>close up

vi
(line of people)aufschließen, zusammenrücken; (Mil) → aufschließen; (wound)(sich) schließen
(= lock up)ab- or zuschließen, ab- or zusperren
vt sep
house, shopzumachen; house alsoverschließen; shop alsoab- or zuschließen, ab- or zusperren
(= block up)zumachen

close2

(kləuz) verb
1. to make or become shut, often by bringing together two parts so as to cover an opening. The baby closed his eyes; Close the door; The shops close on Sundays.
2. to finish; to come or bring to an end. The meeting closed with everyone in agreement.
3. to complete or settle (a business deal).
noun
a stop, end or finish. the close of day; towards the close of the nineteenth century.
close down
1. (of a business) to close permanently. High levels of taxation have caused many firms to close down.
2. (of a TV or radio station etc) to stop broadcasting for the day (noun ˈclosedown).
close up
1. to come or bring closer together. He closed up the space between the lines of print.
2. to shut completely. He closed up the house when he went on holiday.
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