close out

close out
1. make impossible, especially beforehand
Syn: ↑preclude, ↑rule out
Derivationally related forms: ↑preclusive (for: ↑preclude)
Hypernyms: ↑obviate, ↑rid of, ↑eliminate
Verb Frames:

Something ——s something

2. terminate by selling off or disposing of

He closed out his line of sports cars

Derivationally related forms: ↑closeout
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

3. terminate

We closed out our account

Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑terminate
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

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\\ˈklōz-\ transitive verb
a. : exclude

close out his chances

a. : to dispose of a whole stock of by sale often at a concession
b. : to make final disposal of (a business)
c. : sell

closed out his share of the business

d. : to put (an account) in order for disposal or transfer
a. : to bring to a rapid or abrupt conclusion : terminate
b. : to withdraw from operation : dismantle and discontinue
1. : to sell out a business
2. : to buy or sell securities or commodities in order to terminate an account (as when margin is exhausted)

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close out [phrasal verb]
close out (something)
1 US : to quickly sell (all of a particular type of product in a store) at a lower price

We're closing out our entire stock of children's clothing! Come and pick up some bargains!

— see also closeout
2 : to stop keeping money in (a bank account)

She withdrew all her money and closed out [=closed] her account.

3 : to end (something) in a specified way

The team closed out the series with a 2‒1 win over New York.

She closed out her remarkable career with a final grand performance.

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