Übersetzung von “close” — Englisch–Italienisch Wörterbuch


verb uk /kləʊz/ us /kloʊz/ present participle closing, past tense and past participle closed

A1 If something closes, it moves so that it is not open. If you close something, you move it so that it is not open.

chiudersi, chiudere
Jane closed the window. Jane ha chiuso la finestra.
Suddenly the door closed. La porta si è chiusa all’improvviso.

A2 If a shop, restaurant, etc. closes, people cannot go in it.

The supermarket closes at 8 p.m. Il supermercato chiude alle 8.00 di sera.

If a business closes, it stops operating.

chiudere (definitivamente)

Phrasal Verb(s)


adjective uk /kləʊs/ us /kloʊs/

A1 near in distance

His house is close to the sea. La sua casa è vicino al mare.

A1 near in time

It was close to lunchtime when we arrived. Era vicino all’ora di pranzo quando siamo arrivati.

A2 If people are close, they know each other well and like each other

vicino, unito, legato
close friends amici stretti

B1 A close relative is someone who is directly related to you, for example your mother, father, or brother.

There weren’t many people at the funeral – just close family. Non c’erano molte persone al funerale – solo famiglia stretta.

A close competition is one in which people’s scores are very similar.


looking at or listening to someone or something very carefully

Keep a close watch on the children (= watch them carefully). Sorveglia con attenzione i bambini.
adverb uk /kləʊs/ us /kloʊs/

B1 near in distance

They sat close together. Erano seduti vicino uno all’altro.


noun [ no plural ] /kləʊz/ us /kloʊz/

the end of something

They finally reached an agreement at the close of a week of negotiations. Finalmente sono giunti a un accordo alla fine di una settimana di trattative.
The year was drawing to a close. L’anno stava giungendo alla fine.

(Übersetzung von “close” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Italienisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)