Synonyms for close down

Grammar : Verb
Spell : verb klohz; adjective, adverb klohs or for 51, klohz; noun klohz for 59, 60, 63–65, 67, 68, klohs for 61, 62, 66
Phonetic Transcription : verb kloʊz; adjective, adverb kloʊs or for 51, kloʊz; noun kloʊz for 59, 60, 63–65, 67, 68, kloʊs for 61, 62, 66

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Définition of close down

Origin :
  • c.1200, "to shut, cover in," from Old French clos- (past participle stem of clore "to shut, to cut off from"), 12c., from Latin clausus, past participle of claudere "to shut, close; to block up, make inaccessible; put an end to; shut in, enclose, confine" (always -clusus, -cludere in compounds).
  • The Latin word might be from the possible PIE root *klau- "hook, peg, crooked or forked branch" (used as a bar or bolt in primitive structures); cf. Latin clavis "key," clavus "nail," claustrum "bar, bolt, barrier," claustra "dam, wall, barricade, stronghold;" Greek kleidos (genitive) "bar, bolt, key," klobos "cage;" Old Irish clo "nail," Middle Irish clithar "hedge, fence;" Old Church Slavonic ključi "hook, key," ključiti "shut;" Lithuanian kliuti "to catch, be caught on," kliaudziu "check, hinder," kliuvu "clasp, hang;" Old High German sliozan "shut," German schließen "to shut," Schlüssel "key."
  • Also partly from Old English beclysan "close in, shut up." Intransitive sense "become shut" is from late 14c. Meaning "draw near to" is from 1520s. Intransitive meaning "draw together, come together" is from 1550s, hence the idea in military verbal phrase close ranks (mid-17c.), later with figurative extensions. Meaning "bring to an end, finish" is from c.1400; intransitive sense "come to an end" is from 1826. Of stock prices, from 1860. Meaning "bring together the parts of" (a book, etc.) is from 1560s. Related: Closed; closing.
  • As in ban : verb officially forbid
  • As in shut : verb close
  • As in wind up : verb finish
  • As in shut down : verb close up
  • As in fail : verb lose money
  • As in halt : verb stop, cause to stop
Example sentences :
  • But what our men cannot understand is why the firm does not close down.
  • Extract from : « Two Daring Young Patriots » by W. P. Shervill
  • It was evidently shot by a person at the base, close down to the river.
  • Extract from : « The Settlers » by William H. G. Kingston
  • Unless you can bring Mr. Pindar 'round, the shops'll close down.
  • Extract from : « Dr. Jonathan (A Play) » by Winston Churchill
  • "Just four weeks and then we'll close down for Christmas," said Roger.
  • Extract from : « Dave Porter in the Far North » by Edward Stratemeyer
  • When you have taken careful aim, close down the lid and let go.
  • Extract from : « Toy-Making at Home » by Morley Adams
  • The young are hatched covered with close down, and able to swim at once.
  • Extract from : « British Sea Birds » by Charles Dixon
  • It is behind the stems of that hazel bush, close down by the stream.
  • Extract from : « In the West Country » by Francis A. Knight
  • It was on the beach, close down by the sea, that I found them.
  • Extract from : « The Personal History of David Copperfield  » by Charles Dickens
  • Then I'll close down the works and get the men into shelter.
  • Extract from : « The Boy With the U.S. Miners » by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • But there's that four-acre field—Barton's Close—down by the wood.
  • Extract from : « The Hall and the Grange » by Archibald Marshall

Antonyms for close down

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