close down

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close down (third-person singular simple present closes down, present participle closing down, simple past and past participle closed down)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To stop trading as a business.
    The local factory will close down soon, unless sales pick up.
    They had to close the mine down as it was in a dangerous condition.
  2. (transitive) To surround someone, as to impede their movement.
    If anyone passes to Smith, close him down.

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