Definitions for close up

Definitions for (verb) close up

Main entry: keep mum, dummy up, belt up, be quiet, shut up, clam up, close up, button up

Definition: refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent

Usage: The children shut up when their father approached

Main entry: close, close up

Definition: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of

Usage: close the circuit; close a wound; close a book; close up an umbrella

Main entry: jam, close up, block, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Definition: block passage through

Usage: obstruct the path

Main entry: close, close down, close up, shut down, fold

Definition: cease to operate or cause to cease operating

Usage: The owners decided to move and to close the factory; My business closes every night at 8 P.M.; close up the shop

Definitions for (adv) close up

Main entry: close up, at close range

Definition: very close

Usage: without my reading glasses I can hardly see things close up; even firing at close range he missed

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