Translation of "close" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /kləʊz/ us /kloʊz/

close verb (NOT OPEN)

A1 [ I or T ] to (cause something to) change from being open to not being open

Could you close the door/window please? 请关上门/窗,好吗?
Close your eyes - I've got a surprise for you. 闭上眼睛——我有份惊喜给你。

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. 银行关门了,所以我取不了钱。
The museum closes at 5.30. 博物馆5点半闭馆。
We can't get a drink! It's after closing time. 我们喝不上酒了!已经打烊了。

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close verb (END)

C2 [ I or T ] to (cause something to) end

The play closed with the tragic death of both hero and heroine. 这部戏以男女主人公的惨死而告终。
She closed the meeting with a short speech. 她以简短的讲话结束了会议。
The pound closed at (= was worth) $1.47 at the end of the day's trading. 英镑在一天交易结束时收盘价为1.47美元。

B2 [ I or T ] to (cause a business, organization, or business arrangement to) stop operating

I closed that bank account when I came to London. 我一到伦敦就把那个银行账户撤销了。
The factory closed over ten years ago. 这家工厂十几年前就关闭了。
close a deal

to make a successful business arrangement with someone

We closed a deal with a major supermarket. 我们与一家大超市做成了一笔交易。

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uk /kləʊs/ /kləʊz/ us /kloʊs/ /kloʊz/

close noun (END)

uk /kləʊz/ us /kloʊz/ [ S ] the end of something, or the time when you end it

I tried to bring the conversation to a close. 我尽力使这次谈话快点结束。
"Let's draw this meeting to a close, gentlemen," said the chairman. “先生们,我们这次会议就到此为止吧,”主席说。

close noun (ROAD)

uk /kləʊs/ us /kloʊs/ [ C ] UK a road, usually with private houses, that vehicles can only enter from one end

He lives at 83 Barker Close. 他住在巴克街83号。


uk /kləʊs/ us /kloʊs/

close adjective (RELATIONSHIP)

B1 having direct family connections or shared beliefs, support, and sympathy

There weren't many people at the funeral - just close family/relatives. 葬礼上没有多少人——只有一些至亲。
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

A2 People who are close know each other very well and like each other a lot, or who see and talk to each other a lot.

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。
My brother and I have become much closer over the years. 这些年,哥哥和我的关系亲密多了。

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close adjective (SECRETIVE)

unwilling to talk about things to other people

He's so close about his past - it seems like he's hiding something. 他对自己的过去守口如瓶——好像要隐瞒什么。

close adjective (LACKING AIR)

used to describe weather or air conditions in which it is difficult to breathe and it is uncomfortably warm

Can I open the window? It's very close in here. 我能开窗吗?这里太闷了。

closeadjective, adverb

uk /kləʊs/ us /kloʊs/

close adjective, adverb (NEAR)

A1 not far in position or time

Don't get too close to that dog, Rosie. 罗西,别靠那条狗太近。
I hate people standing too close to me. 我讨厌别人站得离我太近。
As Christmas gets closer, the shops get more and more crowded. 随着圣诞节临近,商店里越来越拥挤。
Emma looked close to tears (= almost going to cry). 埃玛看起来要哭了。
close by


Shall we call in on Miranda? You know she lives quite close by. 我们去拜访一下米兰达,好吗?你知道的,她就住在附近。

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close adjective, adverb (SIMILAR)

C1 having only a small difference

The election results were so close they had to vote again. 选举结果非常接近,他们不得不重新投票。
He came second in the race, but it was very close. 他跑了第二名,不过差距很小。
The youngest boys are so close in age they look like twins. 两个最小的男孩年龄很接近,看上去就像双胞胎。
Both children bear a very close resemblance to their father. 两个孩子长得都很像他们的父亲。
close on/to


I think there are close on three million unemployed at present. 我想现在有将近300万失业人口。

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(Translation of “close” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)