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  • 1 close — Ⅰ. close [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) only a short distance away or apart in space or time. 2) (of a connection or resemblance) strong. 3) denoting someone who is part of a person s immediate family. 4) (of a relationship or the people conducting it) very… …

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  • 2 shut your eyes to something — phrase to refuse to pay attention to something, usually something bad We can no longer shut our eyes to what’s happening to these children. Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the casesynonym to ignore something, or to not… …

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  • 3 shut your ears to something — phrase to refuse to listen to something, usually something bad She shut her ears to all their complaints. Thesaurus: to fail or refuse to listensynonym Main entry: shut * * * shut/close your ˈears to sth idiom to refuse to li …

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  • 4 close your eyes to something — phrase to ignore something bad that is happening when you should be doing something to stop it The government cannot close its eyes to this disease. Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the casesynonym to ignore something,… …

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  • 5 close vs shut —   As a verb, to shut can usually be replaced by to close.   You can shut a door / window / suitcase, or you can close a door / window /suitcase.   • The shops shut / close at 8 pm.   • Mr Bean couldn t shut / close the suitcase.   I say usually… …

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  • 6 close vs shut —   As a verb, to shut can usually be replaced by to close.   You can shut a door / window / suitcase, or you can close a door / window /suitcase.   • The shops shut / close at 8 pm.   • Mr Bean couldn t shut / close the suitcase.   I say usually… …

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  • 7 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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  • 8 close - closed - shut — If you close something such as a door, you move it so that it covers or fills a hole or gap. He opened the door and closed it behind him. You can also say that you shut something such as a door. There is no difference in meaning. The past tense… …

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  • 9 close — {{11}}close (adj.) late 14c., strictly confined, also secret, from O.Fr. clos confined; concealed, secret; taciturn (12c.), from L. clausus, pp. of claudere stop up, fasten, shut (see CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.)); main sense shifting to near (late 15c …

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  • 10 close — v 1. shut, close up, close off, seal, seal off, obturate; lock, padlock, bolt, latch; fix, fasten, secure, Scot. steek. 2. stop, clog, choke, jam, congest; block, obstruct, bar, occlude, barricade, blockade, stand in the way; impede, hinder,… …

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  • 11 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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  • 12 shut up — 1. Shut, close up. 2. Confine, lock up, enclose, imprison, lock in, fasten in. 3. Terminate, conclude, end. 4. Unite …

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  • 13 shut — /shut/, v., shut, shutting, adj., n. v.t. 1. to put (a door, cover, etc.) in position to close or obstruct. 2. to close the doors of (often fol. by up): to shut up a shop for the night. 3. to close (something) by bringing together or folding its… …

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  • 14 Shut — Shut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shutting}.] [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. sch[ u]tzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS …

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  • 15 Shut — Shut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shutting}.] [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. sch[ u]tzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS …

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  • 16 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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  • 17 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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  • 18 shut — [shut] vt. shut, shutting [ME (W Midland) schutten < OE scyttan < base of sceotan, to cast: see SHOOT] 1. a) to move (a door, window, lid, etc.) into a position that closes the opening to which it is fitted b) to fasten (a door, etc.)… …

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  • 19 shut — [ʆʌt] verb shut PTandPP shutting PRESPART [intransitive, transitive] 1. also shut down COMMERCE if a company, factory etc shuts or is shut, it stops operating permanently; =close down …

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  • 20 close — [adj1] near, nearby abutting, across the street, adjacent, adjoining, approaching, around the corner, at hand, contiguous, convenient, give or take a little*, handy, hard by, immediate, imminent, impending, in spitting distance*, in the ball… …

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