close down Meaning in the Cambridge Essential American Dictionary

Meaning of "close down" in Essential American English Dictionary

close down

phrasal verb with close
/kloʊz/ verb ( present participle closing, past tense and past participle closed)
If a business closes down, it stops operating: So many stores are closing down.
Translations of “close down”
in Korean 영업을 정지하다…
in Arabic مُغْلَق…
in Portuguese fechar (definitivamente)…
in Catalan tancar…
in Japanese (店や工場)が閉鎖する…
in Italian chiudere (definitivamente)…
(Definition of close down from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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