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English definition of “close (sth) down”

close (sth) down

phrasal verb with close     /kləʊz/ US  /kloʊz/ verb
B2 If a business or organization closes down or someone closes it down, it stops operating: All the mines in this area were closed down in the 1980s. Our local butcher is closing down.Starting, succeeding and failing in business
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