Definition of Close out

1. Verb. Make impossible, especially beforehand.

Exact synonyms: Preclude, Rule Out
Generic synonyms: Eliminate, Obviate, Rid Of
Derivative terms: Preclusive

2. Verb. Terminate by selling off or disposing of. "He closed out his line of sports cars"

3. Verb. Terminate. "We closed out our account"
Generic synonyms: End, Terminate

Definition of Close out

1. Verb. (transitive) to terminate; to call the end of. ¹

2. Verb. (surfing) Of a wave, to break all at once, instead of progressively along its length. ¹

3. Verb. (computing) To terminate a computer program. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Close Out

close corporation
close down
close encounter
close encounters
close enough for government work
close harmony
close helmet
close helmets
close in
close in on
close of business
close of play
close off
close one's eyes
close order
close out (current term)
close protection
close quarter
close quarters
close ranks
close season
close set(p)
close shave
close shaves
close stool
close stoole
close support
close supporting fire
close the door on
close the face

Literary usage of Close out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Law of Eminent Domain in the United States by John Lewis (1900)
"... that his tannery would be taken and that he should close out his business as soon as he could, as they wanted possession at the earliest moment. ..."

2. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1918)
"... of joint stock companies and in proper cases the members may appeal to such courts to close out the business of the concern.18 ( 11. Note: (58 ASR 863. ..."

3. Great Debates in American Hist: From the Debates in the British Parliament by United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament, Marion Mills Miller (1913)
"If wealth by such laws can reap undue advantage and close out competition, ... You close out competition by law and form a trust to regulate domestic ..."

4. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by United States Congress, Marion Mills Miller, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"You close out competition by law and form a trust to regulate domestic consumption, and then profess surprise at the radical demands coming every day from ..."

5. Cases on Business Law by William Everett Britton, Ralph Stanley Bauer (1922)
"To avoid so absurd a result, it has been said they could close out when insolvency seemed to be approaching. And so various forms of expression have been ..."

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