close+tightly

  • 1 close — close1 [klōs] adj. closer, closest [ME clos < OFr < L clausus, pp. of claudere (see CLOSE2); senses under II from notion “with spaces or intervals closed up”] I denoting the fact or state of being closed or confined 1. shut; not open 2.… …

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  • 2 close — vb 1 Close, shut are very close synonyms in the sense of to stop or fill in an opening by means of a closure (as a door, a gate, a lid, or a cover) and are often used interchangeably. However, they may have distinctive nuances of meaning and… …

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  • 3 close-up — ☆ close up [klōs′up΄ ] n. 1. a photograph or a film or TV shot taken at very close range or with a telephoto lens 2. a close or personal view or interpretation * * * close up (klōsʹŭp ) n. 1. A photograph or a film or television shot in which the …

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  • 4 close-fitting — close fit•ting [[t]ˈkloʊsˈfɪt ɪŋ[/t]] adj. clo (of a garment) fitting tightly or snugly to the body: a close fitting jacket[/ex] • Etymology: 1865–70 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 5 close-knit — close′ knit′ [[t]kloʊs[/t]] adj. tightly united or connected • Etymology: 1925–30 …

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  • 6 close — close1 [ klouz ] verb *** ▸ 1 shut ▸ 2 when business stops ▸ 3 stop use of road etc. ▸ 4 end/finish ▸ 5 reduce distance ▸ 6 stop business relations ▸ 7 finish business deal ▸ 8 put fingers around something ▸ 9 have value at end of day ▸ 10 join… …

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  • 7 close — I UK [kləʊz] / US [kloʊz] verb Word forms close : present tense I/you/we/they close he/she/it closes present participle closing past tense closed past participle closed *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] if you close something, or if it closes,… …

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  • 8 close — 1. adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (often foll. by to) situated at only a short distance or interval. 2 a having a strong or immediate relation or connection (close friend; close relative). b in intimate friendship or association (were very close). c… …

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  • 9 close — close1 W1S1 [kləuz US klouz] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(shut)¦ 2¦(move parts together)¦ 3¦(shut for period of time)¦ 4¦(stop operating)¦ 5¦(end)¦ 6 close an account 7¦(in money markets)¦ 8 close a deal/sale/contract etc 9¦(offer finishes)¦ …

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  • 10 tightly-knit — tight knitˈ or tightly knitˈ adjective 1. Close knit 2. Closely integrated 3. Tightly organized • • • Main Entry: ↑tight * * * tightly knit UK [ˌtaɪtli ˈnɪt] US adjective tight knit …

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  • 11 close — closable, closeable /kloh zeuh beuhl/, adj. closely /klohs lee/, adv. closeness /klohs nis/, n. v. /klohz/; adj., adv. /klohs/ or, for 56, /klohz/; n. /klohz/ for 66, 67, 70 72, 74, 75, /klohs/ for 68, 69, 73, v., closed …

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  • 12 close — I. verb (closed; closing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French clos , stem of clore, from Latin claudere to shut, close; perhaps akin to Greek kleiein to close more at clavicle Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to move so as to bar …

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  • 13 Close-up — For other uses, see Close up (disambiguation) A close up shot Main article: Shot (filmmaking) In filmmaking, television production, still photography and the comic strip medium a close up tightly frames a person or an object. Close ups are one of …

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  • 14 close — v. [[t]kloʊz[/t]] adj., adv. [[t]kloʊs[/t]] n. [[t]kloʊz[/t]] for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, [[t]kloʊs[/t]] for 68, 69, 73 v. closed, clos•ing, 1) to put (something) in a position to obstruct an entrance or opening; shut 2) to stop or obstruct (a gap …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 close — verb (closed, closing) –verb (t) /kloʊz / (say klohz) 1. to stop or obstruct (a gap, entrance, aperture, etc.). 2. to stop or obstruct the entrances, apertures, or gaps in. 3. to shut in or surround on all sides; enclose; cover in. 4. to refuse… …

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  • 16 close-knit — adjective held together as by social or cultural ties a close knit family close knit little villages the group was closely knit • Syn: ↑closely knit • Similar to: ↑close * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ …

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  • 17 Close up (disambiguation) — A close up is tightly framed image of a person or an object. Close Up or Close Up may refer to: Film and television Close Up, two different New Zealand current affairs programmes Close up, a 1990 film based on real events by Iranian filmmaker… …

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  • 18 close — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 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 …

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  • 19 tightly — adv. Tightly is used with these adjectives: ↑closed, ↑constrained, ↑organized, ↑restricted, ↑shut, ↑woven Tightly is used with these verbs: ↑bind, ↑clamp, ↑clasp, ↑clench, ↑ …

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  • 20 close-fitting — adjective fitting closely but comfortably a close fit • Syn: ↑close, ↑snug • Similar to: ↑tight * * * close fitting [close fitting] [ˌkləʊs ˈfɪtɪŋ] …

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