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    close up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word close up

    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) block passage through
    Synonyms : block , impede , jam , obstruct , obturate , occlude
    Example Sentence
    • obstruct the path
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
    Example Sentence
    • The children shut up when their father approached
    Definition
    (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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