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Main Entry: 1close
Pronunciation: primarystressklomacrz
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): closed; clos·ing
1 a : to move so as to prevent passage through something <close the gate> b : to block against passage <close a street>
2 : to stop the operations of <close school early> -- often used with down
3 : to bring or come to an end or conclusion <close a deal> <the meeting closed with a song> <close the computer program>
4 : to bring together the parts or edges of <a closed fist> <close the book>
5 a : to draw near <the second-place runner was closing fast> b : to engage in a struggle at close quarters <close with the enemy>
- clos·er noun

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