Share this entry
Pronunciation: /ˈkjudere/

Translation of chiudere in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 5 (rinchiudere)
    to shut (up), to lock (persona, animale) (in in)
    chiudere qualcuno in o dentro (a) una stanza
    to lock somebody in a room
    chiudere qualcuno in carcere
    to lock somebody up in jail
    chiudere qualcosa in cassaforte
    to lock something away o up
  • 12 (nel gioco delle carte)chiudere la mano
    to win the hand

verbo intransitivo aus. avere

  • 4 [figurative]chiudere con qualcuno, qualcosa
    to have done with somebody, something
    chiudere con il passato
    to turn over a new leaf
    con te ho chiuso
    I'm through with you

also: chiudersi verbo pronominale

  • 5 [informal] (schiacciarsi)-rsi un dito nella porta
    to get one's finger caught o trapped in the door


chiudere i battenti

to shut up shop, to close down

chiudere in bellezza chiudere bottega

to go out with a bang, to end with a flourish
to shut up shop, to put up the shutters

chiudere la bocca, il becco

to shut one's mouth, trap

chiudi il becco!

shut up!

chiudere la bocca a qualcuno

to shut somebody up

non chiudere mai bocca

never stop talking

chiudere il cerchio

to make a full circle

chiudere un occhio su qualcosa

to turn a blind eye to something, to blink o wink at something

non chiudere occhio tutta la notte

not to get a wink of sleep all night
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources