closeout

noun
close·​out | \ ˈklōz-ˌau̇t How to pronounce closeout (audio) \

Definition of closeout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

close out

verb
\ ˈklōz- How to pronounce close out (audio) \
closed out; closing out; closes out

Definition of close out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : exclude
b : preclude close out his chances
2a : 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
3a : to bring to an often rapid or abrupt conclusion close out a career
b : to discontinue operation of

intransitive verb

1 : to sell out a business
2 : to buy or sell securities or commodities in order to terminate an account

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Synonyms & Antonyms for closeout

Synonyms: Verb

close, complete, conclude, end, finish, round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap up

Antonyms: Verb

begin, commence, inaugurate, open, start

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Examples of closeout in a Sentence

Noun

a store that sells closeouts

Verb

the team closed out the season with major losses don't assume an attitude that closes out any possibility of a compromise
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

When a closeout invaded the personal space of San Antonio Spurs forward Kahwi Leonard in Game 1 of the 2017 Western Conference finals, causing an ankle injury, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was angered. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons add Zaza Pachulia, will move on from Eric Moreland," 8 July 2018 While Bogdanovic can post-up smaller players, put the ball on the floor to attack a closeout and run the pick-and-roll as a ball-handler, these aren't his bread and butter. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "The cases for Pacers retaining or moving on from small forward Bojan Bogdanovic," 26 June 2018 Not wanting to give the Cavs or their fans any hope despite the fact that no team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit in the NBA playoffs, the Warriors built a nine-point halftime lead when Curry ignored a closeout by James and dropped a 3-pointer. Tom Withers, Houston Chronicle, "Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep Cavaliers for second straight title," 8 June 2018 Inventory may be picked over, but Memorial Day sales will offer great deals on winter closeout items, says Eric Glyman, CEO of the price-tracking app Paribus. Courtney Jespersen, USA TODAY, "Holiday deals: 3 things you can buy for less on Memorial Day weekend," 24 May 2018 In Boston's closeout win against Philadelphia on Wednesday, Tatum scored 25 points, extending his streak of 20-point games to seven. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Tyronn Lue and Celtics rising star Jayson Tatum are cousins, just not when it comes to the playoffs," 10 May 2018 With Korver's marksmanship and floor spacing, the Cavaliers found their 3-point identity after struggling against the Pacers' forceful closeouts. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers give LeBron James plenty of help in four-game sweep of Toronto Raptors," 7 May 2018 Ennis has not been the scorer off the dribble, even against closeouts, that Mbah a Moute has been through his career, but should have no difficulty filling the role as the first player running the floor to the corners. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "James Ennis agrees to 2-year deal with Rockets," 12 July 2018 The Sixers hosted the whole team for their closeout game against the Heat, and honored them on the floor at the first-quarter break. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Breakaway: Inside the Life of Future Lottery Pick Mikal Bridges," 15 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Hector Rondon had closed out an Astros win Wednesday for his first save since July 24, 2016. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Astros pick up messy win over Rangers, clinch series," 10 June 2018 Heine, a Plainfield North sophomore reliever, was trying to close out a win against Huntley when the Red Raiders' Zach Model hit a grounder down the first-base line. Mike Clark, chicagotribune.com, "Plainfield North edges Huntley 4-3 for Class 4A baseball title," 9 June 2018 Kela closed out Friday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays with a five-pitch ninth. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: Closing time has become Keone Kela time | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 27 Apr. 2018 Pitcher Gavin Ross replaced Olsufka in the fifth and threw two shutout innings before Matt Hertel closed out the win. Kyle Stackpole, Howard County Times, "Howard County varsity roundup, April 26," 27 Apr. 2018 Then in the fourth, the Bucks limited the Celtics to 8 of 23 (34.8%) to close out the win. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks 97, Celtics 86: Giannis Antetokounmpo helps force decisive Game 7," 26 Apr. 2018 That's 534 games of playoff experience between those five that closed out the Game 4 win. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers might have found trusted closing group, relying on familiar faces in crunch time," 25 Apr. 2018 Pascal Le SegretainGetty Images Fashion month is finally coming to an end, with Louis Vuitton closing out the fall 2019 season. Marie Claire, "You Can Watch the Louis Vuitton Fall '19 Show Live," 5 Mar. 2019 With the New Year peeking promisingly around the corner, the time has come for one last weekly round of beauty Instagrams worthy of closing out 2018—and in holiday-ready style, no less. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Elsa Hosk, Beyoncé and More Prep to Ring in 2019!," 30 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of closeout

Noun

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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closeout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of closeout

US
: 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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