close down
  • IPA: /kləʊzˈdaʊn/

close down

  1. (ambitransitive) To stop trading as a business.
    The local factory will close down soon, unless sales pick up.
    ''They had to close the mine down as it was in a dangerous condition.
  2. (transitive) To surround someone, as to impede their movement.
    If anyone passes to Smith, close him down.
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