close verb (NOT OPEN)
The museum closes at 5.30. 博物馆5点半闭馆。
- The council decided to close the library and now the building stands empty.
- Is it all right if I close the window?
- All 2,500 employees went on strike in protest at the decision to close the factory.
- Unless we find some new funding soon, the youth centre will have to close.
- The flowers open (out) in the morning but close again in the afternoon.
close verb (END)
close a deal
- She spoke against the decision to close the college.
- The local council has decreed that the hospital should close.
- We had to close our London office - with the rent so high it just wasn't economic.
- Sales have fallen badly this year, to the extent that we will have to close some of our shops.
- The government has come under fire for its decision to close the mines.
close noun (END)
close adjective (RELATIONSHIP)
They're a worrying political party because of their close links/ties with terrorist groups. 这个政党令人担忧，因为他们同恐怖组织有密切联系。
In those early months, there's a very close bond between mother and child. 在婴儿出生后的头几个月，母婴之间有一种非常亲密的纽带联系。
a close community 非常团结的集体
Mira is one of my closest friends. 米拉是我的一位密友。
Her relationship isn't good with her father, but she's very close to her mother. 她和父亲的关系不好，可是和母亲的关系非常亲近。
- Did you form any close friendships while you were at college?
- Historically , there have always been close links between France and Scotland.
- All her close relatives came to the wedding.
- She is one of the president's closest advisers.
- We haven't always been close, but she was there for me when I needed her.
close adjective (SECRETIVE)
close adjective, adverb (NEAR)
Don't get too close to that dog, Rosie. 罗西，别靠那条狗太近。
close adjective, adverb (SIMILAR)
He came second in the race, but it was very close. 他跑了第二名，不过差距很小。