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Closing a business and ceasing to operate a business



to stop doing business or operating permanently

shut down

if a store, school, factory, or business shuts down, or if someone shuts it down, it closes, usually permanently

wind up

to close a business

go under

if something such as a business goes under, it fails completely and stops operating



to close a business and sell everything that it owns, usually in order to pay money that is owed



if a business folds, it closes because it is not able to make enough money



if a business crashes, it fails suddenly and completely



if something such as a business or a relationship fails, it has a lot of problems and can no longer continue

go out of business

if a company goes out of business, it stops doing business permanently, especially because it has failed



the process of making a business or institution stop operating permanently

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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