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Close, Glenn /kləʊs/
close /kləʊz $ kloʊz/ verb
close /kləʊs $ kloʊs/ adjective (comparative closer, superlative closest)
close /kləʊs $ kloʊs/ adverb
close /kləʊz $ kloʊz/ noun
close /kləʊs $ kloʊs/ noun

نزدیک بهم ، نزدیک شدن به فورواردها ، نزدیک به ناو ، نزدیک شدن ، احاطه کردن نزدیک ، (n.& adj.& adv.) جای محصور ، چهاردیواری ، محوطه ، انتها ، پایان ، ایست ، توقف ، تنگ ، بن بست ، نزدیک
(vt.& vi.) بستن ، منعقد کردن ، مسدود کردن ، محصور کردن ، کامپیوتر: بستن ، ورزش: تغییر وضع در ایستادن ، علوم نظامی: بستن ، علوم دریایی: پرچم افراشته
الکترونیک: نزدیک ، بستن ، کامپیوتر: نزدیک بهم ، نزدیک شدن به فورواردها ، تغییر وضع در ایستادن ، ورزشی: پرچم افراشته ، علوم دریایی: نزدیک به ناو ، نزدیک شدن ، احاطه کردن نزدیک ، بستن ، علوم نظامی )n.and adj.and adv.(: جای محصور، چهاردیواری ، محوطه ، انتها، پایان ، ایست ، توقف ، تنگ ، بن بست ، نزدیک ، :)vt.and vi.( بستن ، منعقد کردن ، مسدود کردن ، محصور کردن کامپیوتر: بستن کامپیوتر: بستن

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- shut, bar, block, lock, plug, seal, secure, stop up
- end, cease, complete, conclude, finish, shut down, terminate, wind up
- connect, come together, couple, fuse, join, unite
- end, completion, conclusion, culmination, denouement, ending, finale, finish
- near, adjacent, adjoining, at hand, cheek by jowl, handy, impending, nearby, neighbouring, nigh
- intimate, attached, confidential, dear, devoted, familiar, inseparable, loving
- careful, detailed, intense, minute, painstaking, rigorous, thorough
- compact, congested, crowded, dense, impenetrable, jam-packed, packed, tight
- stifling, airless, heavy, humid, muggy, oppressive, stuffy, suffocating, sweltering
- secretive, private, reticent, secret, taciturn, uncommunicative
- mean, miserly, stingy
Antonyms: open, opening, liberal, remote, aloof, remotely
Contrasted words: begin, commence, enter (on or upon), inaugurate, initiate, start, candid, frank, plain, lax, loose, slack, unconsolidated, distant, far, faraway, far-off, removed, cool, remote, withdrawn, afar, distantly
Related Idioms: call it a day, set a period to, close as a clam, at hand, at one's fingers' ends (or fingertips), under one's nose, as near as no matter (or never mind), in hailing (or spitting) distance, within an inch (or an ace) of, within a stone's throw
Related Words: bang, clap, slam, block, choke, clog, obstruct, occlude, stop, debar, exclude, cease, desist, quit, finalize, write off, humid, muggy, sticky, compacted, compressed, condensed, consolidated, constricted, contracted, firm, solid, substantial, impenetrable, impermeable, close-grained, abutting, adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, convenient, handy, nearest, nearmost, next, almost, nearabout, nearly
English Thesaurus: close, shut, slam, draw the curtains, put the lid on something, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

Close, Glenn /kləʊs/
(1947–) a US film and theatre actress whose many films include Fatal Attraction (1987) and 101 Dalmations (1996)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. close1 S1 W1 /kləʊz $ kloʊz/ verb
[Word Family: noun: close, closure, closing; adjective: closed, closing; verb: close]
[Word Family: adverb: close, closely; verb: close; noun: closeness; adjective: close]
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: clos, past participle of clore 'to close', from Latin claudere]

1. SHUT [intransitive and transitive] to shut something in order to cover an opening, or to become shut in this way Synonym : shut Antonym : openclosed:
Would you mind if I closed the window?
She closed the curtains.
Let me do the car door – it won’t close properly.
Beth closed her eyes and tried to sleep.
She heard the door close behind her.

2. MOVE PARTS TOGETHER [intransitive and transitive] to move the parts of something together so that there is no longer a space between them:
Anne closed her book and stood up.

3. SHUT FOR PERIOD OF TIME [intransitive and transitive] (also close up) if a shop or building closes, or you close it, it stops being open to the public for a period of time Antonym : open Synonym : shut British Englishclosed:
The shops close at six.
Harry usually closes the store completely when he goes on vacation.

4. STOP OPERATING [intransitive and transitive] (also close down) if a company, shop etc closes, or you close it, it stops operating permanently Synonym : shut downclosed:
We have reluctantly decided to close the factory.
The shop closed down some time last year.

5. END [intransitive and transitive] to end or to make something end, especially in a particular way
close something with/by etc
I will now close the meeting by asking you to join me in a final toast.
close with
The movie closes with an emotional reunion in Prague.
closing remarks (=something you say at the end of a speech)
In her closing remarks, the judge urged the jury to consider the facts only.

6. close an account to stop having and using a bank account or other financial account:
My husband closed all my credit card accounts without even asking me.

7. IN MONEY MARKETS [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to be worth a particular amount of money at the end of a day’s trading (=the buying and selling of shares) on the stock exchange
close at
The dollar closed at 64p against the pound.close up/down
Their shares closed 27p up (=worth 27p more).

8. close a deal/sale/contract etc to successfully agree a business deal, sale etc

9. OFFER FINISHES [intransitive] to finish on a particular date Synonym : end:
Our special offer closes on June 3.

10. MAKE DISTANCE/DIFFERENCE SMALLER [intransitive and transitive] to make the distance or difference between two things smaller:
an attempt to close the gap between the rich and poor
close on
The other car was closing on us fast.

11. MAKE SOMETHING UNAVAILABLE [intransitive and transitive] to make taking part in an activity or using an opportunity no longer possible ⇒ closed:
Bidding for the painting will close on Friday.
The country has now closed its borders to all foreign nationals (=will not let foreigners in).
The legislation aims to close a lot of legal loopholes.

12. be closed if a subject is closed, you are no longer willing to discuss it:
It was a regrettable incident but I now consider the matter closed.

13. close your doors (to somebody) to stop operating permanently:
In 1977 the Skyfame Aircraft Museum closed its doors to the public for the last time.

14. close your mind to/against something to refuse to think about something:
She wanted to close her mind to the outside world.

15. HOLD SOMETHING [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive] if someone’s hands, arms etc close around something, or are closed around something, they hold it firmly
close (something) around/round/over etc something
Her left hand closed over his arm.
She closed her hand tightly around her bag.

16. WOUND [intransitive and transitive] (also close up) if a wound closes, or if someone closes it, the edges grow together again or are sewn together:
The surgeon closed the incision neatly.

17. close ranks
a) if people close ranks, they join together to protect each other, especially because their group, organization etc is being criticized
b) if soldiers close ranks, they stand closer together

18. close the book on something to stop working on something, especially a police operation, because it is not making any progress:
Detectives had closed the book on the Hornsey Murders case three years previously.
closing date, closing time, ⇒ close/shut the door on something at door(9), ⇒ close your eyes to something at eye1(16)

2. literary to move towards someone in order to fight with them

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. close2 S1 W1 /kləʊs $ kloʊs/ adjective (comparative closer, superlative closest)
[Word Family: adverb: close, closely; verb: close; noun: closeness; adjective: close]
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: clos, from Latin clausus, past participle of claudere; close1]

1. NEAR not far from someone or something Synonym : near:
If you need to buy bread or milk, the closest shop is about a mile away.
close to
Susan sat on a chair close to the window.
I don’t mind where we go on vacation as long as it’s close to a beach.
His eyes were small and close together.
There are several accounts of dolphins living in close proximity to humans (=close to humans).
The victim had been shot at close range (=from very close).

2. NEAR IN TIME near to something in time
close to
It was close to 1:15 a.m.
close together
Our birthdays are quite close together.

3. LIKELY TO HAPPEN seeming very likely to happen or very likely to do something soon
close to doing something
The two countries are close to signing a peace agreement.
We’re close to clinching the deal.
close to death/tears/despair etc
The old dog could barely whimper and seemed close to death.
The prosecution’s main witness was close to tears as she described the assault.

4. LIKE/LOVE if two people are close, they like or love each other very much:
My brother and I are very close.
close to
I felt closer to Rob that evening than ever before.
Fiona and I have always been close friends.

5. SIMILAR very similar to each other
close to
When I saw Henry with another woman I felt something close to jealousy.
Fitt was the closest thing to a socialist in the party.
Their newest model bears a close resemblance to (=is very similar to) that of their rival competitor.

6. CAREFUL [usually before noun] looking at, thinking about, or watching something very carefully ⇒ closely
take/have/get a close look (at something)
She lifted up Jenny’s silver medallion to take a closer look.
keep a close watch/eye on (=watch someone or something very carefully)
Don’t worry, I’ll keep a close eye on the kids.
You could have improved your answers by closer attention to detail.

7. NUMBER/AMOUNT if a number or amount is close to another number or amount, it is not much higher or lower than it:
We don’t know the exact figures, but about 10,000 might be a close approximation (=close to the actual figure).
close to
Inflation is close to 7 percent.

8. COMPETITION/ELECTION ETC finishing or being played, fought etc with both sides almost equal:
It was a close game that could have gone either way.
a close second/third etc (=very nearly first, second etc)
The result is too close to call (=so close that it is impossible to know who will win).

9. close relation/relative a member of your family such as your brother, sister, parent etc Antonym : distant:
The wedding was attended by close family only.

10. VERY NEARLY BAD used when you have only just managed to avoid something bad, dangerous, or embarrassing happening:
‘Phew, that was close,’ Frank said as he swerved to avoid the cyclist.
a close call/thing/shave (=a situation in which something dangerous, embarrassing etc almost happens)
United had a close shave when Liverpool almost scored.

11. ALMOST very nearly getting, finding, or achieving something
close to
At this point, the investigators were closer to the truth than they realized.

12. keep in close contact/touch if two people keep in close contact, they see, talk to, or write to each other often:
Text messaging enables people to keep in close contact at all times.

13. WORK/TALK TOGETHER relating to a situation in which people work well with each other or talk to each other often:
He retained very close links with France throughout his life.
What we need now is closer cooperation between the club and supporters.

14. WITH LITTLE SPACE with little or no space around something or between things:
The horses are always eager for exercise after the close confinement of the stables.
The shoe is a close fit (=there is no space around the foot).
I find it difficult to read such close print (=with letters printed so close together).

15. close/you’re close/that’s close spoken used to tell someone that they have almost guessed or answered something correctly:
‘I reckon he must be about 38.’ ‘Close – he was 40 last week.’

16. close to the bone if something someone says is close to the bone, it makes you feel uncomfortable or offends you, especially because it is about something you do not want to admit is true

17. close, but no cigar spoken used when something someone does or says is almost correct or successful:
It was close, but no cigar for the Dodgers as they lost to the Reds 4–3.

18. too close for comfort if something that happens is too close for comfort, it is near enough to make you feel nervous or afraid:
From somewhere too close for comfort came the sound of machine-gun fire.

19. close to home
a) if a remark or criticism is close to home, it makes you feel uncomfortable because it is likely to be true:
His comments struck unpleasantly close to home.
b) if something unpleasant happens close to home, you are directly affected by it:
It’s one thing seeing riots on TV, but when they happen so close to home it’s a different matter.

20. at close quarters if something happens or is done at close quarters, it happens inside a small space or is done from a short distance away:
The troops had been fighting at close quarters.

21. WEATHER British English uncomfortably warm because there seems to be no air:
The weather that night was hot and close, with a hint of thunder in the distance.

22. UNWILLING TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING [not before noun] unwilling to tell people about something Synonym : secretive
close about
You’re very close about your work, aren’t you?

23. UNWILLING TO SPEND MONEY [not before noun] not generous
close with
You won’t get a penny out of Jack – he’s very close with his money.

24. a close shave when the hair on someone’s face is cut very close to the skin

25. close work work that involves looking at or handling things in a very skilful, detailed, and careful way:
After years of close work, she could hardly see a thing if it was over a yard away.

26. close vowel technical a close vowel is pronounced with only a small space between the tongue and the top of the mouth
—closeness noun [uncountable]:
She had never had the physical or emotional closeness that she needed.
play your cards close to your chest at card1(14)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

III. close3 S2 W2 /kləʊs $ kloʊs/ adverb
[Word Family: adverb: close, closely; verb: close; noun: closeness; adjective: close]

1. not far away Synonym : near:
Come a little closer, so you can see better.
Her father lives quite close by.
They were sitting close together on the couch.
A variety of good restaurants are close at hand (=very near).
James heard footsteps close behind him.
Ronnie sped off, with his brother’s car following close behind.
stay/keep close
We must all stay close.
hold/draw somebody close (=hold someone against your body)
He drew her close to him.

2. close up/up close/close to from only a short distance away:
Now that I could see him close up, I saw that he was very attractive.

3. close on something/close to something spoken used to talk about a number, amount etc that is almost exact, but not completely:
a voyage of close on 2,000 miles

4. come close (to doing something)
a) to almost do something:
I tell you, I was so mad I came close to hitting her.
She came so close to the finals she must have been bitterly disappointed to go out now.
b) to be almost as good as someone or something else:
It’s not as good as his last movie, but it comes pretty close.

5. a close run thing British English a situation in which the people competing with each other are almost equal, so neither of them is more likely to win than the other:
The upcoming election looks likely to be a close run thing.

6. close on the heels of something very soon after something else
come/follow close on the heels of something
Yet another scandal followed close on the heels of the senator’s resignation.

7. near to the surface of something:
An electric razor doesn’t really shave as close as a blade.

8. run somebody close British English to be almost as successful, skilful etc as someone else:
Last season United ran them close both at home and away.
sail close to the wind at sail1(6)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

IV. close4 /kləʊz $ kloʊz/ noun
[singular] formal the end of an activity or of a period of time:
At the close of trade, the Dow Jones index was 1.92 points down.
The monsoon season was drawing to a close (=ending).
The event came to a close (=finished) with a disco.
Finally the meeting was brought to a close (=ended).

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

V. close5 /kləʊs $ kloʊs/ noun British English

1. [singular] used in street names for a road that has only one way in or out:
Take a left turn into Brown’s Close.

2. [countable usually singular] the area and buildings surrounding a cathedral

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. near
VERBS be | draw, get She grew increasingly nervous as the date of the audition drew closer.
keep, stay Keep close to me.
ADV. extremely, very | fairly, quite | together Their birthdays are very close together.
PREP. to Get close to the microphone.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. friendly and loving
VERBS be, feel, seem The two sisters seemed very close.
become, grow After the death of their parents the two children grew very close.
ADV. very | quite
PREP. to He was quite close to his older brother.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

VERB + CLOSE bring sth to The chairperson brought the meeting to a close.
come to, draw to The decade drew to a close with the threat of war hanging over Europe.
PREP. at/by/towards the ~ of At the close of trading, he had lost thousands of pounds on the stock market.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

I. door, book, eyes, etc.
ADV. firmly, tightly He closed the door firmly.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. shop, business, road, etc.
ADV. permanently, temporarily | down, off, up That factory's been closed down now.
PREP. to The museum has been temporarily closed to the public.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: They closed the man in a room until the police came.
GOOD: They locked the man in a room until the police came.

Usage Note:
lock/shut sb in a room, house, etc (NOT close ): 'He was picked up by the police and locked in a cell for the night.'
Compare: 'She closed the door and then locked it so he couldn't escape.'

BAD: I always close the television when there is a storm.
GOOD: I always turn/switch the television off when there is a storm.

Usage Note:
See note at OPEN 1 (open)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

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