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  • v  move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
  • v  become closed
    The windows closed with a loud bang
  • v  cease to operate or cause to cease operating
  • v  finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
    The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board
  • v  come to a close
    The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin
  • v  complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
    We closed on the house on Friday
    They closed the deal on the building
  • v  be priced or listed when trading stops
    The stock market closed high this Friday
    My new stocks closed at $59 last night
  • v  engage at close quarters
  • v  cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
  • v  change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
  • v  come together, as if in an embrace
    Her arms closed around her long lost relative
  • v  draw near
    The probe closed with the space station
  • v  bring together all the elements or parts of
    Management closed ranks
  • v  bar access to
    Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours
  • v  fill or stop up
  • v  unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
  • v  finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
    The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning
  • a  not open or affording passage or access
    the many closed streets made travel difficult
    our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains
  • a  (set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints
  • a  not open
  • a  used especially of mouth or eyes
    he sat quietly with closed eyes
  • s  requiring union membership
    a closed shop
  • s  with shutters closed
  • s  not open to the general public
    a closed meeting
  • s  not having an open mind
    a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas
  • s  blocked against entry
    a closed porch
News & Articles

  • Sproul Road closed between North Spring Mill and Conestoga Road
    Sproul Road (Route 320) will be closed between N. Spring Mill and Conestoga Road - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 due to power line damage and emergency tree removal. It is anticipated that the road will be closed the entire day.
    June 16, 2013 - Main Line Suburban Life
  • Closed Beaufort County Jail Subject Of Special Meeting
    The closed Beaufort County jail will be the subject of a special meeting next week involving the city of Washington and the Beaufort County Commissioners.
    June 15, 2013 - WITN 7 North Carolina
  • Closed all day, ramp at 610, 59 reopens in time for drive home
    Closed all day, ramp at 610, 59 reopens in time for drive home Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 4:44 pm, Friday, June 14, 2013 All main lanes on the southbound Southwest Freeway and the connector ramp from the southbound 610 West Loop, which were closed between Newcastle ...
    June 14, 2013 - Houston Chronicle

  • Tiger Wood in AFP
    I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family,Woods said in a statement earlier this week.
  • John McCain in USA Today
    I think these battleground states have now closed up, almost all of them, and I believe there's a good scenario where we can win,McCain told CBS' The Early Show in an interview broadcast as the day's first voters stood in early-morning lines.
  • Barack Obama in BusinessWeek
    He had the courage to stand firm in his principles, but also the courage to change over time,Obama said in a statement. "His profound passion for that body and its role and responsibilities was as evident behind closed doors as it was in...

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