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Closing a business and ceasing to operate a business - synonyms or related words



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

British to close a business

go under

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



business 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


gig economy

an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment

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a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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