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Definition 1: refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent - [verb of communication]

Samples where close up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children shut up when their father approached

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Definition 2: block passage through - [verb of contact]

Samples where close up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • obstruct the path

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(close up is a kind of ...) be a hindrance or obstacle to

"She is impeding the progress of our project"

(... is a kind of close up ) become or cause to become obstructed

"The leaves clog our drains in the Fall" "The water pipe is backed up"

(... is a kind of close up ) render unsuitable for passage

"block the way" "barricade the streets" "stop the busy road"

(... is a kind of close up ) block with earth, as after a landslide

(... is a kind of close up ) prevent from entering

"block out the strong sunlight"

(... is a kind of close up ) obstruct with, or as if with, a dam

"dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"

(... is a kind of close up ) restrain from moving or operating normally

"Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"

(... is a kind of close up ) impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

"The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

(... is a kind of close up ) prevent access to by barricading

"The street where the President lives is always barricaded"

(... is a kind of close up ) block off with barricades

(... is a kind of close up ) obstruct access to

Definition 3: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of - [verb of contact]

Samples where close up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • close the circuit
  • close a wound
  • close a book
  • close up an umbrella

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(close up is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

Samples where close up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The owners decided to move and to close the factory
  • My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
  • close up the shop

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(... is a kind of close up ) break from a meeting or gathering

"We adjourned for lunch" "The men retired to the library"

Definition 5: very close - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where close up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • without my reading glasses I can hardly see things close up
  • even firing at close range he missed

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