close up

close up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word close up

(verb) cease to operate or cause to cease operating
Synonyms : close , close down , fold , shut down
Example Sentence
  • The owners decided to move and to close the factory
  • My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
  • close up the shop
(verb) block passage through
Synonyms : block , impede , jam , obstruct , obturate , occlude
Example Sentence
  • obstruct the path
(verb) unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
Synonyms : close
Example Sentence
  • close the circuit
  • close a wound
  • close a book
  • close up an umbrella
(verb) refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
Example Sentence
  • The children shut up when their father approached
(adv) very close
Synonyms : at close range
Example Sentence
  • without my reading glasses I can hardly see things close up
  • even firing at close range he missed

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