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closing

noun

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the last part of a process or action
  • a stand-up comedian has to have a strong closing if he wants a spirited round of applause

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closing

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of closing (Entry 2 of 3)

following all others of the same kind in order or time
  • the orchestra's closing piece is traditionally the national anthem

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closing

verb
present participle of close

Synonyms & Antonyms of closing (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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The first known use of closing was in 1596

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close-ups

closing

closing (down)

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“Closing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/closing. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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