What is the opposite of opening?

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Noun
Opposite of a space or gap that allows passage or access
Noun
Opposite of the beginning or first part of something
Noun
Opposite of a break or hole in an object or between two objects
Noun
Opposite of an opportunity to do or achieve something
Noun
Opposite of a pipe or hole through which water or gas may escape
Noun
Opposite of an opening, such as a door, passage, or gate, that allows access to a place
Noun
Opposite of something preliminary to something else
Noun
Opposite of an unoccupied position or job
“James being groomed to take over from a currently occupied position on the board.”
Noun
Opposite of a role performed as part of one's job
Noun
Opposite of a chance for progress or profit
“I faced a lot of adversity at my last place of employment in trying to get promoted.”
Noun
Opposite of a ship designed to break through ice so that it, or other ships coming behind, can navigate on frozen seas
Noun
Opposite of the state in which a couple remain married but live apart
Noun
Opposite of opportunity or scope for something to happen or be done
Noun
Opposite of sunken or decayed area
Noun
Opposite of state of being dilated
Adjective
Opposite of belonging or happening near the beginning of a particular period
“In the recent versions of the popular game, the graphics have become increasingly realistic with more complex game mechanics.”
Adjective
Opposite of existing or occurring at the beginning
“The final bell rings and the rooms empty out before the teachers can even look up from their books.”
Adjective
Opposite of preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important
Adjective
Opposite of of or pertaining to preparation, having the purpose of making something or someone ready, preparative
Adjective
Opposite of completed before need or a milestone event
“Because everyone was busy, we had to hold a belated birthday party for our brother.”
Adjective
Opposite of in full bloom
Adjective
Opposite of beginning to develop
Adjective
Opposite of flowering
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make open
“If you are the last one in, could you please close the door behind you?”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to become open
“I would become infuriated when the elevator doors would shut just as I was about to reach them.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to set or be set in action
“The draft selection process will now conclude.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to stretch or straighten out
“The Mimosa Pudica will fold its leaves in a remarkable way if it has been touched.”
Verb
(of a container or package) Opposite of present participle for to unwrap
“I don't particularly like to wrap presents, but I just happen to be very good at it.”
Verb
(of clothing) Opposite of present participle for to remove or undo
“Ted Stroehmann would experience an unfortunate accident after he had tried to fasten his zip too quickly.”
Verb
(of a hole or opening) Opposite of present participle for to unplug
“A buildup of organic material may eventually block the pipes.”
Verb
(of a beverage bottle) Opposite of present participle for to uncork
“After I had my fill, my wife would politely offer to cork the wine.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to reveal one's deep thoughts or emotions
“Do not suppress your anger. Take your anger out on this punching bag instead.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to open for business
“It's disappointing that our favorite cafe will close during the upcoming public holiday.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to lead into an area or space, usually with an impressive view or ambiance
“You will see a path that will follow the stream and at the end will be a beautiful waterfall.”
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