HyperDic: close_up

English > 5 senses of the expression close up:
ADVERBallclose up, at close rangevery close
VERBsocialclose up, close, fold, shut down, close downcease to operate or cause to cease operating
contactclose up, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, blockblock passage through
contactclose up, closeunite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
communicationclose up, clam up, dummy up, shut up, belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mumrefuse to talk / talk or stop talking / talking
English > close up: 5 senses > adverb 1
MeaningVery close.
Example"without my reading glasses I can hardly see things close up"
Synonymat close range
English > close up: 5 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningCease to operate or cause to cease operating.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example "close up the shop"
Synonymsclose, fold, shut down, close down
Narroweradjourn, withdraw, retirebreak from a meeting or gathering
Oppositeopen, open upstart to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
Spanishcerrar, clausurar
Catalanclausurar, plegar, tancar
English > close up: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningBlock passage through.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsobstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block
Narrowerbarricade, barricadoblock off with barricades
barricadeprevent access to by barricading
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, barRender unsuitable for passage
blockade, block offobstruct access to
clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foulBecome or cause to become obstructed
dam, dam upobstruct with, or as if with, a dam
land up, earth upBlock with earth, as after a landslide
screen, block outprevent from entering
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, chokeimpair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
tie upRestrain from moving or operating normally
Broaderimpede, hinderBe a hindrance or obstacle to
Oppositefree, disengageFree or remove obstruction from
Spanishbloquear, entorpecer, estorbar, obstaculizar, obstruir, ocluir
Catalanblocar, obstruir
English > close up: 5 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningUnite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "close up an umbrella"
Synonymclose
BroaderjoinCause to become joined / joined or linked
English > close up: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningrefuse to talk / talk or stop talking / talking; fall silent.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsclam up, dummy up, shut up, belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mum
Oppositeopen uptalk / talk freely and without inhibition
Spanishcallarse, callar, silenciar
Catalancallar

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