If a group of people close in on a person or place, they come nearer and nearer to them and gradually surround them.
To close something off means to separate it from other things or people so that they cannot go there.
to terminate (a client's or other account ) on which the margin is inadequate or exhausted, usually by sale of securities to realize cash
If you describe something such as a race or contest as a close-run thing, you mean that it was only won by a very small amount.
(esp of the eyes) positioned close together
If someone closes up a building, they shut it completely and securely, often because they are going away .
very close; in close range to
a narrow escape from danger
to cease or cause to cease operations
A close-knit group of people are closely linked, do things together, and take an interest in each other.
an arrangement of troops in compact units at close intervals and distances, as for marching
to support the other members of a group totally and oppose any criticism or attacks from outside
to encircle ; surround
a narrow escape
a wooden stool containing a covered chamber pot
to engage in battle with an enemy
work that involves focusing your eyes on a nearby object, such as a book or computer screen, for a prolonged period of time
the act of fighting at close quarters
a company under the control of its directors or fewer than five independent participants
Close-cropped hair or grass is cut very short.
very careful with money ; mean
Close-fitting clothes fit tightly and show the shape of your body.
(of wood) dense or compact in texture
a type of singing in which all the parts except the bass lie close together and are confined to the compass of a tenth
with the sails flat, so as to sail as close to the wind as possible
not talking or revealing much
Someone who is close-mouthed about something does not say much about it.
In football and some other sports, the close season is the period of the year when the sport is not played professionally.
(of hair) cut very short
a close call:
a situation in which someone only just manages to avoid an accident or disaster
A country's neighbour is a country that is next to it.
an arrangement of a chord that has the three upper voices close together
a narrow cramped space or position
Your relatives are the members of your family.
If a person or thing is under scrutiny, they are being studied or observed very carefully.
Close to a particular amount or distance means slightly less than that amount or distance. In British English, you can also say close on a particular amount or distance.
If you look at something close up or close to, you look at it when you are very near to it.
If you see something in close-up, you see it in great detail in a photograph or piece of film which has been taken very near to the subject .
a close shave:
If you describe a situation as a close shave, you mean that there was nearly an accident or a disaster but it was avoided .
a small private limited company
a sale held to clear stock from a shop that is ceasing to operate
punctuation in which many commas, full stops, etc, are used
close to home:
if a remark is close to home, it makes people feel uncomfortable or upset because it is about a sensitive or very personal subject
to close ranks:
If you say that the members of a group close ranks, you mean that they are supporting each other only because their group is being criticized .
at close quarters:
If you do something at close quarters, you do it very near to a particular person or thing.
close by/at hand:
Something that is close by or close at hand is near to you.
close one's eyes:
close the books:
to balance accounts in order to prepare a statement or report
close the window:
A window is a space in the wall of a building or in the side of a vehicle, which has glass in it so that light can come in and you can see out.
medium close shot:
a shot taken fairly close to the subject, but not as close as a close-up