close / verb kloʊz; adjective, adverb kloʊs/

verb (used with object), closed, clos·ing.
to put (something) in a position to obstruct an entrance, opening, etc.; shut.
to stop or obstruct (a gap, entrance, aperture, etc.):
to close a hole in a wall with plaster.

verb (used without object), closed, clos·ing.
to become closed; shut:
The door closed with a bang. This window is stuck and will not close tight.
to come together; unite:
Her lips closed firmly.

adjective, clos·er, clos·est.
having the parts or elements near to one another:
a close formation of battleships.
compact; dense:
a close texture; a close weave.

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