close up

Definitions of close up
  1. adverb
    very close
    “without my reading glasses I can hardly see things close up
    synonyms: at close range
  2. verb
    unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
    synonyms: close
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    bring together, join
    cause to become joined or linked
  3. verb
    block passage through
    synonyms: block, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude
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    disengage, free
    free or remove obstruction from
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    block off, blockade
    obstruct access to
    barricade, barricado
    block off with barricades
    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
    protect from light, heat, or view
    bar access to
    crap up
    become obstructed or chocked up
    block, choke up, lug, stuff
    silt, silt up
    become chocked with silt
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    hinder, impede
    be a hindrance or obstacle to
  4. verb
    cease to operate or cause to cease operating
    synonyms: close, close down, fold, shut down
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    open, open up
    start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
    adjourn, retire, withdraw
    break from a meeting or gathering
    adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body
  5. verb
    refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
    synonyms: be quiet, belt up, button up, clam up, dummy up, keep mum, shut up
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    open up
    talk freely and without inhibition
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