(cause sth) move so as to cover an opening; shut
come to an end
near in space or time
near in relation
with little or no space between; dense; compact
(of a competition, game, etc.) in which the competitors are almost equal
careful; thorough; detailed
leaving little space between a close position
end of a period of time or an activity
"the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"
"the market was up at the finish"
"they were playing better at the close of the season"
"in conclusion I want to say..."
"close to noon"
"how close are we to town?"
"a close formation of ships"
"a close family"
"we are all...in close sympathy with..."
"a close resemblance"
"in the near future"
"they are near equals"
"his nearest approach to success"
"a very near thing"
"a near hit by the bomb"
"she was near tears"
"she was close to tears"
"had a close call"
"paid close attention"
"a close study"
"kept a close watch on expenditures"
"a close translation"
"a faithful copy of the portrait"
"a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
"a close contest"
"a close election"
"a tight game"
"a dusty airless attic"
"the dreadfully close atmosphere"
"hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
"a close weave"
"smooth percale with a very tight weave"
"kept under close custody"
"a close secret"
"a close fit"
"a close military haircut"
"our cheeseparing administration"
"very close (or near) with his money"
"a penny-pinching miserly old man"
"although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
"as the wedding day drew near"
"stood near the door"
"don't shoot until they come near"
"getting near to the true explanation"
"her mother is always near"
"The end draws nigh"
"the bullet didn't come close"
"don't get too close to the fire"
"he remained close on his guard"
"Close the door"
"shut the window"
"The windows closed with a loud bang"
"The owners decided to move and to close the factory"
"My business closes every night at 8 P.M."
"close up the shop"
"The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
"The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
"We closed on the house on Friday"
"They closed the deal on the building"
"The stock market closed high this Friday"
"My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
"close with the enemy"
"Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
"The probe closed with the space station"
"Management closed ranks"
"Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
"Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
"close the circuit"
"close a wound"
"close a book"
"close up an umbrella"
"The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
I lay Pent in a roofless close of ragged stones.
I've brought a close carriage for him.
出自： A. Trollope
They..closed him in a monastery.
出自： W. Prynne
I clung to all the present for the promise that it closed.
As darkness closed about them, they decided to return home.
The soldiers closed around him.
Many dogs closed round the tiger.
The shop closes down over each holiday period.
The shop will be closing down for good on Saturday, so everything is half price.
Ben is fully aware that if it is not properly managed, his shirt factory will have to close down in less than a year.
They will have to close down soon. Business is so bad.
不久他们将不得不歇业,生意竟是这般的糟。 close sth ⇔ down
The government closed down the newspaper.
The mines had been closed down following a geological survey.
The bookshop was closed down by the government.
All schools must be closed down during the epidemic.
在传染病流行期间,所有的学校必须停课。 close down
This station is now closing down and we wish you all good-night.
The time is just after midnight and we are now closing down.
Channel 4 closes down at about midnight most evenings.4
频道大多数情况下，在午夜左右停播。 close sth ⇔ down
The ship was closing down the harbour.
Darkness closed down the city.
They closed in all entrance.
Police closed in the railway station.
You cannot close in the door.
你不能关门。 close in
The days are closing in.
The days seem to be closing in very quickly this year.
今年白昼似乎短得很快。 close in
The soldiers fought desperately, but the enemy closed in from all sides.
We wanted the boat to reach shore before the fog closed in.
Darkness closed in.
夜色降临了。 close in on sb/sth
The police arrived as the hoodlums closed in on him.
The lion closed in on the family of deer.
The hunters were closing in on the struggling wild boar.
The enemy is closing in on the city.
Poisonous gas closed in on the town.
毒气渐渐笼罩了这个小镇。 close sth ⇔ in
The youth threatened to close the old man's face in.
He said he will close the young man's head in.
They will close the thief's legs in.
The road has been closed off for repairs.
The damage caused the road to be closed off for hours.
那家百货店周六减价抛售货物。 close sth ⇔ out
This shop is closing out everything next week.
These shoes are a bargain. Smith is closing them out.
The deep and dark tarn at my feet closed over the fragments of the House of Usher.
Midsummer heat closed over the city.
The road has been closed up for repairs.
因为修路,那条道不通了。 close up
I am glad to see that the wound is closing up nicely.
The cut on her arm soon closed up.
These flowers close up at night.
一到晚上这些花都要合拢。 close sth ⇔ up
This herbal ointment will help to close up your wound quickly.
Close up your eyes, and draw the curtains close.
合上双眼,拉上窗帘。 close up
The captain ordered his men to close up.
If you children closed up a bit there'd be room for another on this seat.
The marching men had to close up to let the oncoming convoy go past.
前进的士兵不得不收缩队伍礼让迎面而来的车队驶过。 close sth ⇔ up
Children have to learn to close up their letters when writing.
孩子们必须学会把字母写得紧凑。 close up
The shop is closing up; I must ask you to leave.
本店要关门了,我们必须请你们离开。 close sth ⇔ up
The workers went on strike and closed up all factories.
We are closing up the house for the summer.
She closes the office up at 5 o'clock.
The firm has been closed up for several years.
The shop which has been closed up for half a year was reopened last month.
这家商店停业半年后,上个月又开始营业了。 close up
He closed up when he found he knew practically nothing about the subject under discussion.
As soon as I mentioned the new appointment, the chairman closed up and refused to talk about the matter.
会议由组织者作简短发言而宣告结束。 close sth with sth
The priest closed the meeting with a prayer.
She closed her speech with a funny joke.
她用一个滑稽的笑话结束了讲话。 close with sb
Soldiers closed with the enemies.
You cannot close with him, because he is your brother.
Don't close with him; he is a foolish man.
The two armies closed with each other and started a fierce battle.
两军相遇,展开了激烈的战斗。 close with sb/sth
He made me quite a reasonable offer, so I closed with him.
The two ministers did not close with each other until the near end of the meeting.
After hours of talking about the price, the shopkeeper at last closed with the salesman's offer.
经过数小时的讨价还价,老板终于同意了那个推销员的出价。 close with sb
I'm sorry you can't go in that room; the chairman is closing with the director for an urgent meeting.
I can't close/shut the window.
误 The director closed the factory for two weeks.
正 The director closed the factory two weeks ago.