Translation of "close" - English-Korean dictionary


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.

가까이 오다
Jane closed the window.
Suddenly the door closed.

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

문을 닫다
The supermarket closes at 8 p.m.

If a business closes, it stops operating.

영업을 정지하다

Phrasal verb(s)


adjective uk /kləʊs/ us /kloʊs/

A1 near in distance

(위치가) 가까이 있는
His house is close to the sea.

A1 near in time

(시간이) 가까이 있는
It was close to lunchtime when we arrived.

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

(사이가) 가까운
close friends

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

(친적) 가까운
There weren’t many people at the funeral – just close family.

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

막상 막하의

looking at or listening to someone or something very carefully

주의하는, 철저한
Keep a close watch on the children (= watch them carefully).
adverb uk /kləʊs/ us /kloʊs/

B1 near in distance

They sat close together.


noun [ no plural ] /kləʊz/ us /kloʊz/

the end of something

They finally reached an agreement at the close of a week of negotiations.
The year was drawing to a close.

(Translation of “close” from the Cambridge English–Korean Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)