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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!

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
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