close with


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Related to close with: outlined, call on, fall off, try out, in favor, overhyped

close with

(kləʊz)
vb
(Military) (intr, preposition) to engage in battle with an enemy
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Translations

w>close with

vi +prep obj
enemyzum Nahkampf übergehen mit; boxer etcringen or kämpfen mit
(= strike bargain with)handelseinig sein or werden mit; (= accept) offereingehen auf
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References in classic literature ?
To close with this powerful, untired brute after having just passed through a terrific battle with another of his kind would have been to tempt defeat.
At this moment Griffith, the itinerant vender of oranges from Hill Morton, enters the close with his heavy baskets.
It can also close with enough force to damage the breechblock detent plunger and stop surface.