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(of a person's face) become blank and emotionless or hostile.‘he didn't like her laughter and his face closed up angrily’
- ‘Peter turned away from him, his expression closing up.’
- ‘She breaks off, her face closing up, her eyes darting away.’
- ‘His face closed up and he looked away from her, towards the forest.’
1Stop using or operating a business or building.‘the solicitor advised me to close the house up for the time being’
- ‘The management company came by and ‘closed them up.’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Like I said, I'm this close to closing this business up.’
- ‘Two houses have been closed up for the winter already.’
- ‘‘He stopped betting as the bookies closed up shop after the police decided to crack down on gambling,’ she explained.’
- ‘Sometime in the middle of last year, the business pulled the plug - literally - and closed up shop.’
2(of an opening) grow smaller or become blocked by something.‘she felt her throat close up’
- ‘He felt his throat close up, his heart stop, gooseflesh creep up every inch of his skin.’
- ‘She could feel her throat closing up and knew she was going to start crying any moment.’
- ‘Her throat was closing up, she could not swallow or breathe, and within five minutes she had lost consciousness.’
- ‘She couldn't breathe; her throat was closing up.’
- ‘If the hole closes up, the sinus can potentially become infected and fill up with pus again.’
- ‘I choked on my own tears, and my throat closed up.’
- ‘I felt my throat closing up, my palms getting sweaty.’
- ‘My throat was closing up, and my heart thudded loudly in my chest.’
- ‘My throat began to close up as I struggled not to break down in tears.’
- ‘His throat closed up, his eyes filled with tears, his face flushed with anger and sorrow mixed.’
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