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close one's doors

Definition of close one's doors

  1. 1 :  to not allow someone to enter <The country has closed its doors to immigrants.>

  2. 2 of a business or organization :  to close permanently :  to stop operating <The museum lost its funding and may be forced to close its doors.>



Word by Word Definitions

closeplay
  1. :  to move so as to bar passage through something

    :  to block against entry or passage

    :  to deny access to

  1. :  a coming or bringing to a conclusion

    :  a conclusion or end in time or existence :  cessation

    :  the concluding passage (as of a speech or play)

  1. :  an enclosed area

    :  the precinct of a cathedral

    :  a narrow passage leading from a street to a court and the houses within or to the common stairway of tenements

  1. :  having no openings :  closed

    :  confined or carefully guarded

    :  high

  1. :  in a close position or manner

doorplay doors
  1. :  a usually swinging or sliding barrier by which an entry is closed and opened

    :  a similar part of a piece of furniture

    :  doorway


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