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

\ 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

Antonyms: Verb

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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 Five seasons later, Morris witnessed Booker score a career playoff-high 47 points with 22 coming in the first quarter of Thursday's closeout win. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 6 June 2021 Chris Paul sealed a Game 4 win with precise pick-and-roll execution, and his all-star backcourt partner Devin Booker finished off the Lakers with 47 points in the closeout victory., 4 June 2021 Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks held on for a 105-100 win in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead back home for a potential closeout. Matt Eppers, USA TODAY, 3 June 2021 Denver coach Michael Malone said winning the closeout game of any series is difficult. oregonlive, 3 June 2021 The Grizzlies help, so Bogdanovic kicks out to O’Neale, who attacks the closeout. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 June 2021 Right now, Beachside is in the final closeout of waterview homesites, with a new release of previously unavailable properties at the One Day Sale, Saturday June 12. Chron, 22 May 2021 Right now, Beachside is in the final closeout of waterview and waterfront homesites, with a new release of canal front properties at the One Day Sale, Saturday March 27. Chron, 13 Mar. 2021 Beachside now is in the final closeout of waterview and waterfront homesites, with a new release of lakefront properties available early 2021. Chron, 13 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Denver Nuggets will try to close out the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, June 3, in Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference playoff series. Mark Heim |, al, 3 June 2021 Jason Robertson and Colin Blackwell scored for the US, which will close out its preliminary round games on Tuesday against winless Italy., 31 May 2021 Wall Street was set to close out May on a high note with a winning week. - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 28 May 2021 CBS Sports Network picks up the action at 9 p.m. ET with the Phoenix Mercury at Minnesota Lynx before the Dallas Wings and Los Angeles Sparks close out the night on Facebook with a 10:30 p.m. ET game. Ellen J. Horrow, USA TODAY, 14 May 2021 Defenses, trying to actually win games, are scouting him now, and not even bothering to close out on his shot. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2021 Recent Grammy nominee Black Pumas will perform on Friday, April 30, while Cleveland’s own Machine Gun Kelly will close out the festivities on May 1. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 22 Apr. 2021 Indiana allowed Miami to close out the half on a 13-0 run, cutting the halftime lead that was once destined for double-digits to two points. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Mar. 2021 North Texas had to prioritize rebounding and struggled to close out on shooters. Dallas News, 22 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of closeout


1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1


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

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The first known use of closeout was in the 14th century

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8 Jun 2021

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“Closeout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of 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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