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closes

verb
present tense third-person singular of close

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1 to position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening
  • be sure to close the gate when you leave

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2 to stop the operations of
  • the merchant will close the store if business doesn't improve

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3 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point
  • we'll close the assembly with the singing of our national anthem

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4 to come to an end
  • the services closed with a short prayer

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5 to come near or nearer
  • the two groups closed with each other from opposite sides of the field

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closes

noun (1)
plural of close

Synonyms of closes (Entry 2 of 3)

an open space wholly or partly enclosed (as by buildings or walls)
  • a garden in a close at the center of the complex

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closes

noun (2)
plural of close

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“Closes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/closes. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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