close up

Primary Meanings of close up

1.
adv
very close
2.
v
unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
3.
v
block passage through
4.
v
cease to operate or cause to cease operating
5.
v
refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
Full Definitions of close up
1

adv very close

“without my reading glasses I can hardly see things close up
Synonyms:
at close range
2

v unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of

Synonyms:
close
Type of:
bring together, join
cause to become joined or linked
3

v block passage through

Synonyms:
block, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude
Antonyms:
disengage, free
free or remove obstruction from
Types:
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block off, blockade
obstruct access to
barricade, barricado
block off with barricades
barricade
prevent access to by barricading
asphyxiate, choke, stifle, suffocate
impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
tie up
restrain from moving or operating normally
dam, dam up
obstruct with, or as if with, a dam
block out, screen
prevent from entering
earth up, land up
block with earth, as after a landslide
bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade, stop
render unsuitable for passage
back up, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, congest, foul
become or cause to become obstructed
gum up
stick together as if with gum
block off, close off, shut off
block off the passage through
shade
protect from light, heat, or view
close
bar access to
crap up
become obstructed or chocked up
block, choke up, lug, stuff
obstruct
silt, silt up
become chocked with silt
Type of:
hinder, impede
be a hindrance or obstacle to
4

v cease to operate or cause to cease operating

Synonyms:
close, close down, fold, shut down
Antonyms:
open, open up
start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
Types:
adjourn, retire, withdraw
break from a meeting or gathering
prorogue
adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body
5

v refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent

Synonyms:
be quiet, belt up, button up, clam up, dummy up, keep mum, shut up
Antonyms:
open up
talk freely and without inhibition

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