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To close or lock something - thesaurus

Synonyms

close off

to prevent people from entering a place, using a road etc

close up

to lock the doors of a building or business

lock out

to prevent someone from coming into a room or building by locking the door

lock up

to lock all the doors and windows of a building so that no one can get in

lock

verb

to fasten something such as a door or a container, usually with a key, so that other people cannot open it

shut

verb

to close something, for example a door, window, or drawer

close

verb

if you close something, or if it closes, it moves to cover an open area

lock

verb

to become fastened with a lock

shut

verb

if something such as a door or window shuts, it closes

shut

verb

if you shut a book or magazine, you close it so that you only see the cover

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bang

verb

to close with a lot of force, or to close something with a lot of force, making a loud noise

bar

verb

to put something across a door or window so that no one can get through it

barricade

verb

to shut yourself inside a place and block all the entrances so that no one can get in

batten down

to make something such as a door or window safe by closing it tightly or fastening it with a piece of wood

batten down the hatches

to close the entrances to the lower part of a ship very tightly, especially in a storm

block off

to cover or close something completely so that nothing can move through it

board up

to cover a window or door with wooden boards

bolt

verb

to lock a door or window using a bolt

bung

verb

to close a container with a bung

cap

verb

to put a cover or lid on something

clasp

verb

to fasten something that has a clasp

closure

noun

the process of temporarily preventing people from using a place, for example a road or bridge

cork

verb

to close something, especially a bottle, with a cork

draw

verb

to pull something across a space in order to close or open it

fasten

verb

to close a door, gate, or window so that it will not open using something such as a lock, catch, or bolt

fasten

verb

if a door or window etc fastens in a particular way, you close it in that way

jam something open/shut

to make a door or window stay open or shut by pushing something under it or against it

latch

verb

to fasten a door, gate etc with a latch

nail up

to use nails to fasten a door or window firmly shut

padlock

verb

to fix a padlock to something so it cannot be opened or moved

pull

verb

to open or close something that covers a window

roll up

if you roll a car window up, you turn a handle or push a button so that the window goes up

seal

verb

to close a container or space by covering it with something so that air or other substances cannot get in or out

seal an envelope

to close an envelope by sticking down the top edge

shut

verb

British to close a business at the end of the working day or for a short period of time

shut/slam the door in someone’s face

to close a door violently when someone is about to come into a room

shut up

to close a building so that people cannot enter or leave it

shut up shop

informal to close a business, either permanently or at the end of the working day

slam

verb

to shut a door or a lid with great force so that it makes a loud noise, often because you are angry

wall up

to permanently close the doors and windows of a room or house, for example with bricks or wooden boards

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