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"close (sth) down" in British English

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close (sth) down

phrasal verb with close uk   /kləʊz/  us   /kloʊz/ verb
B2 If a ​business or ​organizationcloses down or someone ​closes it down, it ​stopsoperating: All the ​mines in this ​area were ​closed down in the 1980s. Our ​localbutcher is ​closing down.

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(Definition of close (sth) down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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close (sth) down

phrasal verb with close uk   us   /kləʊz/ verb
if a ​business or ​organizationcloses down or someone ​closes it down, it ​stopsoperating: The ​localfactoryclosed down in June. A ​spokesperson denied that they had ​bought the ​company in ​order to ​close it down.
(Definition of close (sth) down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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