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closeverb [I/T]

 us   /kloʊz/

close verb [I/T] (MAKE NOT OPEN)

to change from being open to not being open, or to cause this to happen: [T] Come in and close the door. [T] Because of an accident, police closed (= blocked) two lanes of the expressway. [T] Grace closed her eyes to think.

close verb [I/T] (END/STOP)

to end or stop operating, or to cause this to happen: [T] Authorities closed the aging nuclear plant. [I] After a run of three months, the show closes on Saturday. (esp. of a business) To close is also to temporarily stop being available to customers: [I] The store closes at 9 tonight.

close verb [I/T] (COMPLETE)

close
noun [C usually sing]  us   /kloʊz/
The ski season has come to a close.
closing
noun [C]  us   /ˈkloʊ·zɪŋ/
The closing for the house was set for April.
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