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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations adjective: /ˈkləʊs/, verb: /ˈkləʊz/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v., n. kloʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. klōz; adj., adv. klōs or, for 56, klōz; n. klōz for 66, 67, 7072, 74, 75, klōs for 68, 69, 73)


Inflections of 'close' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
closer
adj comparative
closest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'close' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
closes
v 3rd person singular
closing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
closed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
closed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

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close advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (near to)dichtbij bw
 The stereo is close to the TV.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (contest: almost even) (met weinig verschil in resultaat)nipt bn
 Alan won a close race.
close,
close [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(shut)dichtdoen, sluiten overg. ww
 Please close the window.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (people: intimate)goed, hecht bn
 Jill and I are close friends.
close,
close [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(finalize)afronden overg. ww
 Let's close the negotiations now.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (store: cease trading)sluiten, dichtgaan onoverg. ww
 The store closed at nine pm.
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close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (relation: near)nabij bn
 The two boys are close cousins.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (united)dicht bij elkaar
  gelijklopend bn
 Their views about history are extremely close.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (similar)op elkaar lijkend
 The twins are close in appearance.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (relationship: intimate)hecht, intiem bn
  (informeel)close bn
 They have a close, romantic relationship.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (closely associated)dichtbij bn
 Her philosophy is close to that of Roger, who was her teacher and mentor.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (compact, tight)dicht bn
 My sweater has a close weave.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (fitting tightly)nauw, strak bn
 This key is a close fit to the lock.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (cut near to the base)kort bn
 I prefer a straight razor because it gives me a close shave.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (on topic) (bij het onderwerp)bij vz
  dichtbij bn
 Please stay close to the question under discussion.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (nearly equal, almost)dichtbij, bijna, ongeveer bn
 You and I are close to the same height.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (rigorous)nauwkeurig, precies bn
 A close examination will reveal that the theory is correct.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (atmosphere: stuffy)bedompt, muf;, bedrukt bn
 The atmosphere in the room was close.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (secret: well guarded)strikt bn
 The information was a close secret.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (confined)gesloten, afgesloten bn
 The guards kept the prisoner at close quarters.
close nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (act of closing)sluiting nw de
 You have to finish by close of business today.
close nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (conclusion)einde nw het
 The conference came to a close.
close nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (enclosure)woonerf, plaatsje nw het
 We live on a lovely close near the edge of town.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become shut)sluiten, dichtgaan onoverg. ww
 The door slowly closed.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (unite)sluiten onoverg. ww
 Her hands closed in prayer as she bowed her head.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (end)sluiten, eindigen onoverg. ww
 The proceedings closed on time.
close,
3
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(cease to operate)dichtgaan, sluiten onoverg. ww
 My favourite restaurant closed.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (end performances)aflopen, stoppen onoverg. ww
 The play closes on Monday.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (financial: market day end)sluiten, afsluiten onoverg. ww
 The market closed on a high today.
close,
close [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(fill, fill in)sluiten, vullen overg. ww
 The builders closed the wall with the last brick.
close,
close [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(conclude)afsluiten overg. ww
 The final speaker closed the session.
close,
close [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(block, prevent access to)afsluiten, blokkeren overg. ww
 Workers have closed the road.
close,
close [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(join, unite)sluiten, vervolmaken, verenigen overg. ww
 The people closed the circle by joining hands.
close,
close [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
informal (make a sale)verkoop afsluiten
 The salesman hopes to close the deal today.
close,
close [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(cease operations)sluiten overg. ww
 The company closed the factory on Christmas day.
close vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (nautical: approach)bereiken, naderen overg. ww
 The ship closed land that morning.
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hecht bn (vast, solide)solid adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  strong adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  tight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (friendship)close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
sluitend maken bn+overg. ww (doen kloppen) (budget)balance vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  close vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
na bw (dichtbij, nabij)near, close advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
vlakbij bw (erg dichtbij)nearby, close advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
iets afsluiten overg. ww (op slot doen)close vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  lock vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  close off, close up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
sluiten overg.ww (dichtdoen)close, shut vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  close down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  (business)shut down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
bij vz (nabijheid)near preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  close preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
sluitend maken bn+overg. ww (inconsistenties verwijderen)close vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
benauwd bn (klimaat: drukkend) (UK, climate, weather)close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (US)muggy
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dichtbij bw (op korte afstand)near, close, nearby, close by advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
in de buurt bw (dichtbij)nearby, close advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
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bij lange na niet frase (nog lang niet)nowhere near advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  not even close advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
de boeken afsluiten onoverg. uitdr. (boekhouding: eindafrekening maken)close the books v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
de deur dichtdoen onoverg. uitdr. letterlijk (de deur sluiten)close the door v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
de ogen sluiten voor overg. uitdr. figuurlijk (negeren) (figurative)close your eyes to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
dicht bij elkaar bw letterlijk (afstand)close to each other advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
dicht bij elkaar bw (opeengestapeld)close to each other advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
dicht bij elkaar bw (niet ver van elkaar verwijderd)close to each other advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
gesloten bn figuurlijk (niet openhartig, gereserveerd)close-mouthed, tight-lipped adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
in de buurt blijven onoverg. uitdr. (niet ver weg gaan)stay close v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
in de buurt komen ,
Replace: in de buurt komen van
onoverg. uitdr.
(benaderen)get close v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  approach vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
in de buurt van vz+nw de+vz (dichbij)nearby advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  near to, close to adj + prep
in nauw contact staan met overg. uitdr. (in intensief overleg met)be in close contact with v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
in nauw contact staan met overg. uitdr. (goed bevriend met)be close with v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
nabij bn (dichtbij)near, close by adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
nauw bn/bw (niet wijd)narrow adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (clothes)close-fitting adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  tight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
onder de loep nemen overg. uitdr. figuurlijk (nader bestuderen)take a close look at v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK)scrutinise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (US)scrutinize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
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close in vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (pursuit: get closer)naderen overg.ww
 The enemy is closing in on our troups.
close out vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." US (discount stock)uitverkoop houden nw + ww
close out,
close [sth] out
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
US (account: terminate) (rekening)opheffen overg.ww
close out,
close [sth] out
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(sport: bring to end)beëindigen overg.ww
close out,
close [sb] out
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(exclude)buitensluiten, uitsluiten overg.ww
close up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (shop: shut)afsluiten overg.ww
 He closed up and counted the day's takings.
close up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (wound: heal) (wond)helen, dichtgaan onoverg.ww
 The wound will gradually close up over time.
close [sth] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (shut)sluiten, afsluiten overg.ww
 Nina closed up the shop and went home.
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close by adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (near, in close proximity)dichtbij, in de buurt bw
close call nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative (narrow escape)op het nippertje uitdrukking
 Phew! That was a close call. I thought he was going to ask to see my ID.
 Dat was op het nippertje!
close call nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative ([sth] hard to decide)spannend bn
 It was a close call, but they declared him the winner.
 Het was spannend, maar ze riepen hem uit als de winnaar.
close friend nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (intimate acquaintance)goede vriend, intieme vriend nw de
  (vrouwelijk)goede vriendin, intieme vriendin nw de
 Tom is a close friend of mine.
close to phrase (near to)dichtbij, in de buurt van bw
close-up nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (photo: taken up close) (fotografie)close-up nw de
close-up adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (intimate, detailed) (in samenstellingen)close-up-, detail-
  nauwkeurig bn
 The book provides a close-up insight into the film star's life.
close-up adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (very near)van dichtbij bw
 The photographer is taking some close-up shots of the fashion model.
close-knit adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (family, community: close)hecht bn
 Welsh mining villages formed close-knit communities bonded together by Religion and Rugby.
closefisted,
UK: close-fisted
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US (miserly, stingy) (pejoratief)gierig, krenterig bn
closemouthed,
UK: close-mouthed
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US, figurative (reluctant to divulge information)discreet bn
  terughoudend bn
  zwijgzaam bn
draw to a close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (come to an end)ten einde lopen frase
 As the evening drew to a close, the orchestra played a final waltz. After an hour on the phone, she drew the conversation to a close.
keep [sb/sth] close vtr + adj (keep nearby)dichtbij houden vw + ww
 Claire decided to work from home so that she could keep her children close.
keep close vi + adj (stay near)in de buurt blijven frase
 Tina told the twins to keep close as they crossed the busy road.
keep close to [sb/sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (stay near)in de buurt blijven bij frase
 Keep close to me when we're at the concert; I don't want you to get lost.
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Collocatie: close the [door, window, gate], [a dramatic, an unexpected, a sudden] close, a close [relative, friend] (of mine), meer...

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