To close with the land


To close with the land
Close Close, v. i. 1. To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated. [1913 Webster]

What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock. [1913 Webster]

3. To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight. [1913 Webster]

They boldly closed in a hand-to-hand contest. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

{To close on} or {To close upon}, to come to a mutual agreement; to agree on or join in. ``Would induce France and Holland to close upon some measures between them to our disadvantage.'' --Sir W. Temple.

{To close with}. (a) To accede to; to consent or agree to; as, to close with the terms proposed. (b) To make an agreement with.

{To close with the land} (Naut.), to approach the land. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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