close up

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close up

  1. To move people closer together.
    The crowd closed up and I couldn't get through to the train.
  2. To shut a building or a business for a period of time.
    We finally managed to close up the shop for the night at about 10 o'clock.
    The car factory has closed up for the August holidays.
  3. To heal a cut or other wound
    With stitches, the cut should close up in a week to ten days.

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