- the closing price on a stock.
- the closing prices on an exchange market.
- a narrow entry or alley terminating in a dead end.
- a courtyard enclosed except for one narrow entrance.
- to terminate the operation of; discontinue: to close down an air base because of budget cuts.
- to attempt to control or eliminate: The city must close down drug traffic.
- to approach so as to capture, attack, arrest, etc.: The hoodlums closed in on their victim.
- to surround or envelop so as to entrap: a feeling that the room was closing in upon her.
- to reduce the price of (merchandise) for quick sale: That store is closing out its stock of men's clothing.
- to liquidate or dispose of finally and completely: They closed out their interests after many years in this city.
- to come together in close array; converge: The enemy was closing up on us from both flanks.
- to bring to an end; cease: The company is closing up its overseas operations.
- to become silent or uncommunicative.
- to reduce or eliminate spacing material between (units of set type).
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Idioms about close
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How to use close in a sentence
Faith was on full display during the Democratic National Convention, where Joe Biden closed out the week with several pointed references to his Catholic faith.More And More Americans Aren’t Religious. Why Are Democrats Ignoring These Voters?|Daniel Cox|September 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Compared to the rest of its full-frame A7 siblings, the A7C is roughly 20-percent smaller, which makes it very close to the consumer-oriented A6600.Sony built a tiny mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor inside|Stan Horaczek|September 16, 2020|Popular-Science
At the time, future members Tesla and Nvidia didn’t come close to making the cut, ranking 35th and 78th respectively on the Nasdaq 100.Will tech stocks stumble or slide? What the fundamentals tell us|Shawn Tully|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Some retailers have already altered their store hours, including big-box stores that as early as July started announcing their plans to close on Thanksgiving Day.What retailers should expect going into a holiday season during a pandemic|Rachel King|September 16, 2020|Fortune
The tally is closing in on 2019’s total of 70 billion euros, even after a coronavirus market shutdown earlier in the year.Volkswagen is the latest carmaker to tap the red-hot green-bond market to fund its EV ambitions|Bernhard Warner|September 16, 2020|Fortune
How do they maintain that closeness with this risk over their heads?The Good Wife’s Secret Weapon: Matt Czuchry on Cary Agos’s Terrible, Horrible Year|Kevin Fallon|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is there something bizarre or abnormal about this type of father-daughter relationship, their closeness?A Sex Addiction Expert Diagnoses Lars Von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’|Lizzie Crocker|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The early team felt an intense closeness—the kind of bond you form when everyone works together toward one unified goal.Randi Zuckerberg: How I Learned to Balance Business and Creativity|Randi Zuckerberg|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“I think that there was—or is—a real closeness of Valentino and mine that never stopped,” Giammetti says.Giancarlo Giammetti’s Private Life Captured in “Private GG”|Erin Cunningham|October 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For a while they became inseparable, but Morrissey never details their closeness.Speed Read: 13 Juiciest Bits From Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’|Nico Hines|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She stood before him with lowered eyelids, her bosom heaving still from the agitation of fear his closeness had aroused in her.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Flora's whisper to Ethel was her first discovery that the closeness and the heat of the room was nearly overpowering.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
The closeness of their association made all the more surprising this sudden exclusion.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
In a minute he had folded his arms with the same closeness Vanderbank had used—in a minute he too was nervously shaking his foot.The Awkward Age|Henry James
Nowhere is the science of boat-building and boat-sailing studied with greater closeness than in that shop.By The Sea|Heman White Chaplin
British Dictionary definitions for close (1 of 2)
Derived forms of closeclosely, adverbcloseness, noun
Word Origin for close
British Dictionary definitions for close (2 of 2)
- euphemistic to die
- (often foll by to) to ignore
Derived forms of closecloser, noun
Other Idioms and Phrases with close
In addition to the idioms beginning with close
- close at hand
- close but no cigar
- close call
- closed book, a
- closed door
- close down
- close in
- close one's eyes to
- close out
- close ranks
- close shave
- close the books
- close the door on
- close the sale
- close to home
- close up
- at close quarters
- at close range
- behind closed doors
- keep (a close) watch
- near (close) to one's heart
- play one's cards close to one's chest
- sail close to the wind
- too close for comfort
- too close to call