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"closed" in British English

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closedadjective

uk   /kləʊzd/  us   /kloʊzd/
  • closed adjective (NOT OPEN)

A1 not open: It might be less draughty if the door were closed.
A1 not open for business: All the shops were closed, so we couldn't buy any food.

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  • closed adjective (ENDED)

finished and therefore not able to be discussed any more : "The matter is closed," said the headteacher.
(Definition of closed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"closed" in American English

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closedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /kloʊzd/
temporarily not open for business: The library is closed on Tuesday.
If a society or economy is closed, it does not allow free exchanges or trade with other societies or countries.
(Definition of closed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"closed" in Business English

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closedadjective

uk   us   /kləʊzd/
not open for business: The bank's closed now, but I can get some money out with my card. This shop will be closed on 17th July.
(Definition of closed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“closed” in American English

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