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English definition of “close”

close

verb (END)    /kləʊz/ US  /kloʊz/
C2 [I or T] to ( cause something to) end: The play closed with the tragic death of both hero and heroine . She closed the meeting with a short speech . The pound closed at (= was worth ) $1.47 at the end of the day's trading .Causing something to endComing to an end B2 [I or T] to ( cause a business , organization , or business arrangement to) stop operating : I closed that bank account when I came to London. The factory closed over ten years ago.Causing something to endComing to an end close a deal to make a successful business arrangement with someone: We closed a deal with a major supermarket .Decisions and deciding
(Definition of close verb (END) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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