upclose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

up- +‎ close

Verb[edit]

upclose (third-person singular simple present upcloses, present participle upclosing, simple past and past participle upclosed)

  1. (poetic) To close up.
    • Thomas Hardy
      My pains are otherwise: upclosing cramps / And stiffened tendons from this country's damps.
    • Lines to an Alabaster Sarcophagus
      Some pious Thebans, when the storm was past, / Upclosed the sepulchre with cunning skill.

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