Definition of close-down in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkləʊzdaʊn/


[in singular]
1A cessation of work or business, especially on a permanent basis.
Example sentences
  • The effect of a combined strike would mean a total close-down.
  • If we are to reduce to a minimum the number of weekend closures, we need to make the most of the night-time close-down.
  • Only about a dozen employees are affected by the close-down, and most of them have been fixed up with other jobs.
1.1British The end of broadcasting on television or radio until the next day.

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