- 1 (also close something up) Stop using or operating a business or building: the solicitor advised me to close the house up for the time beingMore example sentences
- Two houses have been closed up for the winter already.
- A newly paved road, financed by remittances, leads to a virtual ghost town where more than half the homes are closed up.
- Heritage listing, however, does not imply that a place would be closed up and treated as a museum piece.
- 2 (close up) (Of an opening) grow smaller or become blocked by something: she felt her throat close upMore example sentences
- His throat closed up, his eyes filled with tears, his face flushed with anger and sorrow mixed.
- He felt his throat close up, his heart stop, gooseflesh creep up every inch of his skin.
- I choked on my own tears, and my throat closed up.
More definitions of close upDefinition of close up in:
- The US English dictionary