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English definition of “close”

close

verb (NOT OPEN)    /kləʊz/ US  /kloʊz/
A1 [I or T] to (cause something to) change from being open to not being open: Could you close the door/window please? Close your eyes - I've got a surprise for you.Closing and blocking A2 [I] When a shop, restaurant, or public place closes, people cannot go into it: The banks had closed (to customers) so I couldn't get any money out. The museum closes at 5.30. We can't get a drink! It's after (pub) closing time.Closing and blocking
(Definition of close verb (NOT OPEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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