- 1 1.1 [puerta/ventana] closed, shut; [ojos/boca] closed, shut; [mejillones/almejas] closed la puerta estaba cerrada con llave the door was locked tenía los ojos cerrados she had her eyes closed o/or shut el frasco no está bien cerrado the top ( o/or lid etc) isn't on properly, the jar isn't closed properly un sobre cerrado a sealed envelope las cortinas estaban cerradas the curtains were drawn o/or closed normalmente tenemos la mesa cerrada we usually keep the table closed/down 1.2 [válvula] closed, shut off los grifos están cerrados the taps are turned off
- 2 [tienda/restaurante/museo] closed, shut cerrado closed cerrado por defunción/reformas closed owing to bereavement/for alterations
- 3 3.1 (confinado, limitado) [espacio/recinto] enclosed 3.2 (cargado) [ambiente] stuffy 3.3 [grupo] un círculo de amigos muy cerrado a very closed circle of friends un club de ambiente cerrado y snob a club with a very exclusive and snobbish atmosphere 3.4 [Matemáticas/Mathematics] [serie/conjunto] closed circuito
- 4 [Lingüística/Linguistics] 4.1 [vocal] close, closed 4.2 [acento/dialecto] broad tiene un acento andaluz cerrado he has a broad o/or thick Andalusian accent
- 6 6.1 (nublado) overcast 6.2 (referiéndose a la noche) ya era noche cerrada cuando salimos when we left it was already completely dark
- 8 (enérgico) lo recibieron con una cerrada ovación he was given an ecstatic reception mantienen una cerrada pugna por el título they are engaged in a fierce fight for the title
- 9 [persona] 9.1 (poco receptivo, intransigente) son muy cerrados y no se adaptan a estas novedades they're very set in their ways and they won't adapt to these new ideas no lo vas a convencer, es muy cerrado you'll never persuade him, he's very stubborn o/or he's very set in his waysestar cerrado
aalgo está cerrado a todo lo que signifique cambiar his mind is closed to o/or he's against anything that involves change el país ha estado cerrado durante años a todo tipo de influencias externas the country has, for years, been shut off from all outside influence 9.2 (poco comunicativo) uncommunicative 9.3 [familiar/colloquial] (torpe) dense [familiar/colloquial], thick [familiar/colloquial] es muy cerrado de mollera he's very dense [familiar/colloquial], he's as thick as two short planks (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial]
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