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close

verb [I, T]     /kləʊz/
DOOR/WINDOW ETC
A1 If something closes, it moves so that it is not open, and if you close something, you make it move so that it is not open: Jane closed the window. Lie down and close your eyes. Suddenly the door closed.Closing and blocking
PUBLIC PLACE
A2 If a shop, restaurant, public place, etc closes, people cannot go in it: The store closes at 8 p.m.Closing and blocking
ORGANIZATION ( also close down)
B2 If a business or organization closes, or if someone or something closes it, it stops operating: Many factories have closed in the last ten years.Starting, succeeding and failing in business
END
B2 to end, or to end something: She closed the meeting with a short speech.Causing something to endComing to an end
COMPUTER
If a computer program or a window on a computer screen closes, or if you close it, it stops operating because you tell it to: This file won't close.
Operating computers
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