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close out

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of close out

  1. 1 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point <the team closed out the season with major losses> Synonyms close, complete, conclude, end, finish, round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap upRelated Words climax, crown; consummate, perfect; halt, stop, suspendAntonyms begin, commence, inaugurate, open, start

  2. 2 to prevent the participation, consideration, or inclusion of <don't assume an attitude that closes out any possibility of a compromise> Synonyms ban, bar, exclude, count (out), debar, eliminate, except, freeze out, rule out, shut outRelated Words blackball, blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; banish, deport, exile, expel, oust, throw out; obviate, preclude, prevent, prohibit; block, hinder, impede, obstruct; cease, discontinue, halt, suspend; deter, stave off, ward (off); check off, disregard; comb (out), weed (out)Near Antonyms accept, embrace, entertain, receive, take in, welcome; unbanAntonyms admit, include

  3. 3 to stop the operations of <failing health forced the cardiologist to close out his practice> Synonyms close (down), close, shutRelated Words phase out, turn off; extinguish, quell, suppress; gag, muzzle, silence; fail, foldNear Antonyms build, expandAntonyms open, start




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