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verb \ˈklōz-\

Definition of close out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  exclude b :  preclude <close out his chances>

  3. 2 a :  to dispose of a whole stock of by sale b :  to dispose of (a business) c :  sell <closed out his share of the business> d :  to put (an account) in order for disposal or transfer

  4. 3 a :  to bring to an often rapid or abrupt conclusion <close out a career> b :  to discontinue operation of

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to sell out a business

  7. 2 :  to buy or sell securities or commodities in order to terminate an account



Examples of close out in a sentence

  1. <the team closed out the season with major losses>

  2. <don't assume an attitude that closes out any possibility of a compromise>



14th Century

First Known Use of close out

14th century


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