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Following all others of the same kind in order or time
“… the orchestra's closing piece is traditionally the national anthem.”
The last part of a process or action
“… a stand-up comedian has to have a strong closing if he wants a spirited round of applause.”
Present participle for to cover an opening
“Don't forget to close the door on your way out.”
(of a hole or opening) Present participle for to block up
“There's a hole in the dam wall which we need to close.”
(of a pipe) Present participle for to turn off
“Remember to close the taps to prevent water wastage.”
Present participle for to bring or come to an end
“The competition will close at the end of the week and the winners will be announced thereafter.”
(of a business or operation) Present participle for to stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
“The shop would be forced to close due to a lack of business.”
(close around or over) Present participle for to come into contact with (something) so as to encircle and hold it
“Samwell Tarly's hand would nervously close around the hilt of his family's prized sword, Heartsbane.”
Present participle for to gradually get nearer to someone or something
“We reached the motorway and would finally begin to close fast on our destination.”
Present participle for to make smaller or narrower
“We are hoping to close the gap between our best and least productive staff.”
Present participle for to finalize or settle a formal agreement
“We will close the deal once both parties are happy with the terms of the agreement.”
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