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verb
  1. 1
    if you close something, or if it closes, it moves to cover an open area

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    1. a.
      to move together the parts of something that was spread to its full size

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  2. 5

    close

    or

    close down

    if a computer program closes, or if you close it, it stops operating and disappears from your computer screen

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  3. 6

    close

    or

    close up

    to reduce the distance or difference between people or things

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  4. 7
    to stop having an account with a bank, store, etc.

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