closing

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkləʊzɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkloʊzɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(klōzing)


From the verb close: (⇒ conjugate)
closing is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

closing

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. on the closing day of
  2. [in, during] the closing [hours, minutes]
  3. the closing stages of the [race, match, campaign]
  4. the closing date for [entries, applications]
  5. at closing time
  6. in his closing [remarks, argument, paragraph, words, summary]
  7. the closing [ceremony, band, presentation] (of)
  8. the (final) closing price
  9. appears in the closing credits
  10. is having a closing-down sale
  11. was [slammed by, hit with, stuck in] a closing door
n
  1. the opening and closing of [windows, doors, entrances]
  2. the [value, price] at the closing (of the auction)
  3. put his bid in (right) before closing
  4. at the closing of the [day, meeting, session]
  5. [signed, shook hands] at the closing (of the deal)
  6. the closing of the [bar, club, store]
  7. was [thrown out, drunk, asleep] at closing
  8. an increase in [bank, business, shop] closings
  9. a typical [email, business-letter] closing
  10. use a [formal, loving] closing
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

close

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a close [relative, friend] (of mine)
  2. (only) [to, for] close friends and family
  3. was a close [match, contest, competition]
  4. am close with my [parents, friends, teachers]
  5. am (not) [very, really] close to my [parents]
  6. a close [call, encounter] (with)
  7. too close [a, to] call
  8. that was too close for comfort!
  9. close to [losing, winning, getting caught]
  10. (phew,) that was close!
  11. that was a close one!
  12. is the closest I have (ever) come to [losing]
  13. was close to tears
  14. close to the [minimum, maximum, record]
  15. live close to the [city, center, station]
  16. is closer to the [city] than I thought
  17. close to [red, gold, the real thing]
  18. is close by
  19. his comments are close to [treason, blasphemy, anarchy]
  20. [doesn't, cannot] (even) come close to
  21. a [cause, issue] (that is) close to my heart
  22. [summer, winter] is close (upon us)
  23. UK: [it's, the weather is] (so) close today
  24. keep your [friends, enemies, children] close
  25. keep a close eye on
v
  1. close the [door, window, gate]
  2. the [door] closed
  3. [shall I, could you] close the door?
  4. close my account
  5. close (down) the [store, restaurant, business, account]
  6. the [store] closed (down)
  7. closed down due to [family reasons, bankruptcy]
  8. the [store] is closing
  9. close up the [store]
  10. close up for the [evening, night, day, afternoon]
  11. closed up for business
  12. close at [5 pm]
  13. close (up) and go home
  14. close up shop (for the day)
  15. close the [connection, session]
  16. [police, they] closed off the [street, path]
  17. closed the [street] off (to traffic)
  18. close and cancel
  19. close the border to [tourists, immigrants]
  20. close (on) a deal
  21. close on [a new house, the job]
  22. the play closed (after)
  23. the [police, walls] were closing in on him
n
  1. [a dramatic, an unexpected, a sudden] close
  2. the [match, party] came to a [dramatic] close
  3. [bring, draw] the [day, meeting, conversation, movie] to a close
  4. at the close of (the) day
  5. cricket: [at, by] close of play
  6. UK, business: by close of play [today, tomorrow]
  7. UK: in a [quiet, suburban] close
  8. UK: [she lives at, her address is] 59, Orchard Close
adv
  1. she [stood, sat, stayed] close to me
  2. (don't) [stand, sit, get] so close to
  3. is [getting, coming, driving] closer
  4. [look, move, come] (a little) closer
additional examples
  1. close the [door, window, gate]
  2. [a dramatic, an unexpected, a sudden] close
  3. a close [relative, friend] (of mine)
  4. the [door] closed
  5. the [match, party] came to a [dramatic] close
  6. (only) [to, for] close friends and family
  7. [shall I, could you] close the door?
  8. [bring, draw] the [day, meeting, conversation, movie] to a close
  9. was a close [match, contest, competition]
  10. close my account
  11. at the close of (the) day
  12. the [match] was close-fought
  13. close (down) the [store, restaurant, business, account]
  14. cricket: [at, by] close of play
  15. was a close-fought [match]
  16. the [store] closed (down)
  17. UK, business: by close of play [today, tomorrow]
  18. am close with my [parents, friends, teachers]
  19. closed down due to [family reasons, bankruptcy]
  20. UK: in a [quiet, suburban] close
  21. am (not) [very, really] close to my [parents]
  22. the [store] is closing
  23. UK: [she lives at, her address is] 59, Orchard Close
  24. a close [call, encounter] (with)
  25. close up the [store]
  26. too close [a, to] call
  27. close up for the [evening, night, day, afternoon]
  28. that was too close for comfort!
  29. closed up for business
  30. close to [losing, winning, getting caught]
  31. close at [5 pm]
  32. (phew,) that was close!
  33. close (up) and go home
  34. that was a close one!
  35. close up shop (for the day)
  36. is the closest I have (ever) come to [losing]
  37. close the [connection, session]
  38. was close to tears
  39. [police, they] closed off the [street, path]
  40. close to the [minimum, maximum, record]
  41. closed the [street] off (to traffic)
  42. live close to the [city, center, station]
  43. close and cancel
  44. is closer to the [city] than I thought
  45. close the border to [tourists, immigrants]
  46. close to [red, gold, the real thing]
  47. close (on) a deal
  48. she [stood, sat, stayed] close to me
  49. close on [a new house, the job]
  50. (don't) [stand, sit, get] so close to
  51. the play closed (after)
  52. is close by
  53. the [police, walls] were closing in on him
  54. his comments are close to [treason, blasphemy, anarchy]
  55. [doesn't, cannot] (even) come close to
  56. a [cause, issue] (that is) close to my heart
  57. [summer, winter] is close (upon us)
  58. is [getting, coming, driving] closer
  59. [look, move, come] (a little) closer
  60. UK: [it's, the weather is] (so) close today
  61. keep your [friends, enemies, children] close
  62. keep a close eye on
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