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Definition of close up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

close up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1when a wound closes up, it heals
  2. 2to hide your thoughts or emotions She closed up when I asked about her family.

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  1. 1to shut and lock something such as a shop/store or a building, especially for a short period of time Why don't we close up and go out for lunch? Can the last one out close up the office? opposite open up
  2. 2to come closer together; to bring people or things closer together Traffic was heavy and cars were closing up behind each other.
  3. 3to become narrower and less open Every time he tried to speak, his throat closed up with fear. opposite open up
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: close up