Translation of cerrar in English:

cerrar

vt

vi

  • 1 (hablando de una puerta, ventana) cierra, que hace frío close o shut the door ( o window etc), it's cold ¿cerraste con llave? did you lock the door?, did you lock up?

cerrarse v pron

  • 4 (mostrarse reacio, intransigente) se cerró y no quiso saber nada más she closed her mind and refused to listen to any more about it se cerró en su actitud he dug his heels incerrarse a algo sería cerrarse a la evidencia negar que … we would be turning our back on the evidence if we were to deny that … se cerró a todo lo nuevo she refused to consider anything new, she closed her mind to anything new

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