Definition of Close up
1. Verb. Cease to operate or cause to cease operating. "The business is going to close up "; "Close up the shop"
Specialized synonyms: Adjourn, Retire, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Close, Closer, Closing, Closure, Closedown, Shutdown
2. Adverb. Very close. "Even firing at close range he missed"
3. Verb. Block passage through. "Obstruct the path"
Specialized synonyms: Block Off, Blockade, Barricade, Barricado, Barricade, Asphyxiate, Choke, Stifle, Suffocate, Tie Up, Dam, Dam Up, Block Out, Screen, Earth Up, Land Up, Bar, Barricade, Block, Block Off, Block Up, Blockade, Stop, Back Up, Choke, Choke Off, Clog, Clog Up, Congest, Foul
Generic synonyms: Hinder, Impede
Derivative terms: Blocking, Impediment, Obstructer, Obstruction, Obstructive, Obstructor, Obturator, Occlusion, Occlusive
4. Verb. Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of. "Close up an umbrella"
5. Verb. Refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent. "The children shut up when their father approached"
Definition of Close up
1. Verb. To move people closer together. ¹
2. Verb. To shut a building or a business for a period of time. ¹
3. Verb. To heal a cut or other wound ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Close up
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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Entirely, completely, close up. 1601 The wind Septentrio that bloweth plumbe North.—Holland's ' Pliny,' p. 609. (NED) 1847 I'm plumb out of bread. ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... with the slide close up ; it in fact comprises seven positions, which are obtained by shifting the slide as many lengths and in such a way that each of ..."
3. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"... their part) we may keep the galleys which once come close up from falling back again. For we are brought to a ; necessity now, of making it a land-fight ..."