close down

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To surround someone, as to impede their movement

If anyone passes to Smith, close him down.

To stop trading as a business

They had to close the mine down as it was in a dangerous condition.

cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P M "
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cease to operate, cause cessation of operations (e.g. "I close down my store every night at 9 P.M.")
closedown
termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
close down

    Hyphenation

    close Down

    Turkish pronunciation

    klōs daun

    Pronunciation

    /ˈklōs ˈdoun/ /ˈkloʊs ˈdaʊn/

    Etymology

    [ 'klOz ] (verb.) 13th century. Middle English, from Old French clos-, stem of clore, from Latin claudere to shut, close; perhaps akin to Greek kleiein to close; more at CLAVICLE.

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