close

I

adj., adv. /klous/

near

1) close to (close to tears; we live close to town; close to the truth)

stingy

(colloq.)

2) close with (close with one's money)

secretive

3) close about (close about one's past)

on intimate terms

4) close to, with (close with one's parents)

misc.

5) to see smt. close to (BE), up

II

n. /klouz/

finish

1) to bring to a close

2) to come to, draw to a close

end of a letter

3) the complimentary close (to a letter)

III

v. /klouz/

1) (d; intr.) to close about, around, round ('to encircle') (night closed around us)

2) (D; tr.) to close for (to close a store for renovations)

3) (d; intr.) to close on ('to get near to') (the police were closeing on the fugitive)

4) (D; tr.) ('to shut') to close on (she closed the door on him)

5) (D; tr.) ('to shut') to close to (they closed their eyes to the truth)

6) (d; intr.) to close with ('to engage') (to close with the enemy)

7) (d; intr., tr.) ('to finish') to close with (they closed the concert with a march)

8) (N; used with an adjective) ('to shut') she closed the door tight

9) (s) stocks closed strong; weak

* * *
[kləʊs]
around
draw to a close
round (night closed around us; 'to encircle')
with (close with one's parents)
(N; used with an adjective) ('to shut') she closed the door tight
(d; intr.) to close about
(s) stocks closed strong
['finish'] to bring to a close
['on intimate terms'] close to
to come to
['misc. '] to see smt. close to (BE)
(D; tr.) ('to shut') to close on (she closed the door on him)
(d; intr.) to close on (the police were closeing on the fugitive; 'to get near to')
(d; intr., tr.) ('to finish') to close with (they closed the concert with a march)
(D; tr.) ('to shut') to close to (they closed their eyes to the truth)
['end of a letter'] the complimentary close (to a letter)
(D; tr.) to close for (to close a store for renovations)
(d; intr.) to close with (to close with the enemy; 'to engage')
['secretive'] close about (close about one's past)
['near'] close to (close to tears; we live close to town; close to the truth)
['stingy'] (colloq.) close with (close with one's money)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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