close up

close up
verb
1. refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
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The children shut up when their father approached

Syn:
Ant: ↑open up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

2. block passage through
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obstruct the path

Syn: ↑obstruct, ↑obturate, ↑impede, ↑occlude, ↑jam, ↑block
Ant: ↑free (for: ↑obstruct)
Derivationally related forms:
Hypernyms: ↑impede, ↑hinder
Hyponyms:
blockade, ↑block off, ↑barricade, ↑barricado, ↑suffocate, ↑stifle, ↑asphyxiate, ↑choke, ↑tie up, ↑dam, ↑dam up, ↑screen, ↑block out, ↑land up, ↑earth up, ↑block, ↑stop, ↑block up, ↑bar, ↑clog, ↑choke off, ↑clog up, ↑back up, ↑congest, ↑foul
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

3. cease to operate or cause to cease operating
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The owners decided to move and to close the factory

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My business closes every night at 8 P.M.

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close up the shop

Syn: ↑close, ↑fold, ↑shut down, ↑close down
Ant: ↑open (for: ↑close)
Derivationally related forms: ↑closedown (for: ↑close down), ↑shutdown (for: ↑shut down), ↑closer (for: ↑close), ↑closure (for: ↑close), ↑close (for: ↑close), ↑closing (for: ↑close)
Hyponyms: ↑adjourn, ↑withdraw, ↑retire
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s something

4. unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
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close the circuit

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close a wound

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close a book

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close up an umbrella

Syn: ↑close
Derivationally related forms: ↑closing (for: ↑close)
Hypernyms: ↑join, ↑bring together
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

adverb
very close (Freq. 2)
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without my reading glasses I can hardly see things close up

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even firing at close range he missed

Syn: ↑at close range

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