Close up - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkləʊs ʌp|  American pronunciation of the word close up
Brit.  |ˈkləʊsʌp|  British pronunciation of the word close up


- cease to operate or cause to cease operating (syn: close, close down, fold, shut down)
close up the shop
- block passage through (syn: block, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude)
- unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of (syn: close)
close up an umbrella
- refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent (syn: button up, shut up)


- very close
without my reading glasses I can hardly see things close up

Extra examples

The captain ordered his men to close up.

We must close up the old well, it's dangerous.

When it rains, there is no alternative but to close up shop.

The flowers close up at night.

The moment I said I was a police officer, everyone would close up like a clam.

Now that I could see him close up, I saw that he was very attractive.

Much of the movie is shot in close up.

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