closeout

noun close·out \ ˈklōz-ˌau̇t \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018
1 : a clearing out by a sale usually at reduced prices of the whole remaining stock (as of a business)
2 : an article offered or bought at a closeout

Examples of closeout in a Sentence

  1. a store that sells closeouts

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First Known Use of closeout

1925

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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close out

verb \ ˈklōz- \
1 a : exclude
b : preclude
  • close out his chances
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
3 a : to bring to an often rapid or abrupt conclusion
  • close out a career
b : to discontinue operation of
1 : to sell out a business
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

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First Known Use of close out

14th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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CLOSEOUT Defined for English Language Learners

closeout

  • : a sale in which a store tries to sell all of its products because the store is going out of business

  • : a sale to sell all of the old models of a product so that a store can sell the new models

  • : a product that is being sold at a closeout


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