shut+close

  • 41 Close vowel — Close Close (kl[=o]s), a. [Compar. {Closer} (kl[=o] s[ e]r); superl. {Closest}.] [Of. & F. clos, p. p. of clore. See {Close}, v. t.] 1. Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box. [1913 Webster] From a close bower this dainty music flowed. Dryden …

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  • 42 shut — I verb bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade, bound, bung, button, cease, choke off, clasp, daudere, cloister, close, close down, coercere, cork, corral, cover, dam, discontinue, encase, enclose, end, envelop, enwrap, fasten, fence …

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  • 43 close\ one's\ eyes — • close one s eyes • shut one s eyes v. phr. To refuse to see or think about. The park is beautiful if you shut your eyes to the litter. The ice was very thin, but the boys shut their eyes to the danger and went skating. Compare: open one s eyes …

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  • 44 Shut — Shut, n. The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door. [1913 Webster] Just then returned at shut of evening flowers. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A door or cover; a shutter. [Obs.] Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 3. The line or place… …

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  • 45 shut´ter|less — shut|ter «SHUHT uhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a movable cover, usually one of a pair, for a window; blind: »When we shut up our cottage for the winter, we put shutters on all the windows. 2. a) a movable cover or slide for closing any opening: »Every… …

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  • 46 shut|ter — «SHUHT uhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a movable cover, usually one of a pair, for a window; blind: »When we shut up our cottage for the winter, we put shutters on all the windows. 2. a) a movable cover or slide for closing any opening: »Every train…had …

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  • 47 Shut — Shut, v. i. To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard. [1913 Webster] {To shut up}, to cease speaking. [Colloq.] T. Hughes. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 48 shut\ one's\ eyes — • close one s eyes • shut one s eyes v. phr. To refuse to see or think about. The park is beautiful if you shut your eyes to the litter. The ice was very thin, but the boys shut their eyes to the danger and went skating. Compare: open one s eyes …

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  • 49 close quarters — 1753, originally nautical, and reflecting the confusion of CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.) and CLOSE (Cf. close) (adj.); now understood of proximity, but orig. closed space on ship board where last stand could be made against boarders [Weekley]. Cf. also… …

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  • 50 close\ down — • close down • shut down v To stop all working, as in a factory; stop work entirely; also: to stop operations in. The factory closed down for Christmas. The company shut down the condom plant for Easter …

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  • 51 close (or shut) one's eyes to — refuse to acknowledge (something unpleasant). → eye …

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  • 52 close your eyes to something — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. She was besotted with him and closed her eyes to his character defects. You can t just shut your eyes to your problems and …

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  • 53 close your eyes to — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. She was besotted with him and closed her eyes to his character defects. You can t just shut your eyes to your problems and …

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  • 54 close eyes to something — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. She was besotted with him and closed her eyes to his character defects. You can t just shut your eyes to your problems and …

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  • 55 close eyes to — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. She was besotted with him and closed her eyes to his character defects. You can t just shut your eyes to your problems and …

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  • 56 close/shut your eyes to — to refuse to notice or accept the truth or existence of (something) : to ignore (something) Our legislators have closed their eyes to the poverty that surrounds them. • • • Main Entry: ↑eye …

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  • 57 shut the door on something — close/shut the ˈdoor on sth idiom to make it unlikely that sth will happen • She was careful not to close the door on the possibility of further talks. Main entry: ↑dooridiom …

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  • 58 shut down — index close (terminate), conclude (complete), discontinue (abandon), shut Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 59 shut\ down — • close down • shut down v To stop all working, as in a factory; stop work entirely; also: to stop operations in. The factory closed down for Christmas. The company shut down the condom plant for Easter …

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  • 60 shut your eyes to something — close/shut (your) eyes to (something) to pretend that something bad does not exist because you do not want to deal with it. She was besotted with him and closed her eyes to his character defects. You can t just shut your eyes to your problems and …

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