Meaning of “close down (something)” in the English Dictionary

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close down (something)

phrasal verb with close us /kloʊz/ verb [ I/T ]

to end the operation of something, or (esp. a place of business) to stop operating:

He said he would close down before he would force all hands to join the union.

(Definition of “close down (something)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)