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Close down   /kloʊs daʊn/   Listen
Close down

verb
1.
Cease to operate or cause to cease operating.  Synonyms: close, close up, fold, shut down.  "My business closes every night at 8 P.M." , "Close up the shop"






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"Close down" Quotes from Famous Books



... visitation," said Mrs. Campbell, after a pause. "Look, the whole wood is now on fire, close down to the clearing. The house must be burned, and ...
— The Settlers in Canada • Frederick Marryat

... beach-trailers and swathes of grass. But the tide began to ebb. The pent-up current, strong and rapid, frequently carried portions of the structure away. George had to duck and dive to tie the vines and creepers to the stakes close down to the sandy bottom. Though armfuls of leafage floated to the surface and rolled out to sea, George worked with joyful desperation. Presently the fish began to make determined rushes. Shouting and splashing, tearing down branches, capturing driftwood, diving and gasping, ...
— My Tropic Isle • E J Banfield

... full of ambition, too, paradox though it be. I cannot live ignoble. I should not have felt worthy to press my love upon you—worthy to possess you—except with the prospect of celebrity in my art. You make the world dark to me, Fanny! You close down the sky, when you shut out this hope! Yet ...
— Stories by American Authors (Volume 4) • Constance Fenimore Woolson

... CHARLEY writ all that 'ere," says I, inwardly, inquirin' of a boy where Mr. DANY'S particular holdin' out place might be, and givin' him three cents to show me the way. Drawin' a quick breath, I knocked at the door. "Come in," says a peskish voice. I cum in, and there, sure enough, with nose close down to the desk, a writin' away for dear life, sat CHARLEY. I knowed him to onc't, for all he was a little oldish, and a little grayish, and had a bare spot like a turtle's back on the top of his head. My heart cum' a bustin' up into my ...
— Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 25, September 17, 1870 • Various



Words linked to "Close down" :   open, closedown, adjourn, withdraw, close up, fold, retire, shut down



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