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noun [singular] close pronunciation in American English /kloʊz/
  1. the end of something such as a period of time, event, or activity
    close of: toward the close of the 18th century
    at the close of business/trading: Stocks were unchanged at $1.45 at the close of business today.
    draw/come to a close: The event occurred at the time when the Stone Age was drawing to a close.
    bring/draw/call something to a close: I will do anything to help bring this matter to a close.
    It’s time to call this meeting to a close.

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