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close

  1. [klǝʊs]

    1. ADV

      (compar closer)

      (superl closest) cerca

    2. ADJ

      1. (=near) [place] cercano, próximo; [contact] directo; [connection] estrecho, íntimo

      2. (=intimate) [relative] cercano; [friend] íntimo

      3. (=almost equal) [result, election, fight] muy reñido; [scores] casi iguales

      4. (=exact, detailed) [examination, study] detallado; [investigation, questioning] minucioso; [surveillance, control] estricto; [translation] fiel, exacto

      5. (=not spread out) [handwriting, print] compacto; [texture, weave] compacto, tupido; [formation] cerrado

      6. (=stuffy) [atmosphere, room] sofocante, cargado; [weather] pesado, bochornoso

      7. (=secretive) reservado; (=mean) tacaño

      8. (Ling) [vowel] cerrado

    3. N recinto m

    4. CPD

  2. [klǝʊz]

    1. N (=end) final m , conclusión f

    2. VI

      1. (=shut) [shop] cerrar; [door, window] cerrarse

      2. (=end) terminar, terminarse, concluir

        (Econ)

    3. VT

      1. (=shut) cerrar; [+ hole] tapar

      2. (=end) [+ discussion, meeting] cerrar, poner fin a; [+ ceremony] clausurar, dar término a; [+ bank account] liquidar; [+ account] (Comm) saldar; [+ bargain, deal] cerrar

Examples from texts

Her weakness gave him a sexual thrill that was damn close to when you were actually attracted to someone.
Su debilidad le producía una emoción sexual que era malditamente similar a cuando realmente te sentías atraído por alguien.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
The downstream part of Astico river, between the dam close to the Pedescala bridge and the Pria Maglio dam, is considered as a buffer zone.
La parte inferior del río Astico, entre el pantano cercano al puente de Pedescala y el de Pria Maglio, se considera zona tampón.
Throughout the 2002-2006 framework programme, the JRC's activities in this research area will be based on a close collaboration with DG RTD and other customer DGs.
En todo el Programa Marco 2002-2006, las actividades del CCI en este campo de la investigación se basarán en una estrecha colaboración con la DG de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico y otras DG clientes.
He was frowning as he gazed down on the river, and was so deeply immersed in his thoughts that he did not notice his visitor until the man sat down on a log close by.
Tenía el cejo fruncido mientras miraba hacia abajo, al río, y estaba tan inmerso en sus pensamientos que no se dio cuenta de que tenía visita hasta que el hombre se sentó en un tronco cercano.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
'End-outline marker lamp` means the lamp fitted near to the extreme outer edge and as close as possible to the top of the vehicle and intended to indicate clearly the vehicle's overall width.
«Luz de gálibo», la luz instalada cerca del borde exterior y lo más cerca posible de la parte superior del vehículo, y destinada a indicar claramente la anchura total de éste.
involving the territory of at least one Member State and the territory of a close third country.
que se lleven a cabo en el territorio de al menos un Estado miembro y en el territorio de un tercer país cercano.
Transactions relating to the execution of projects shall be carried out by the national or regional authorising officer in close cooperation with the head of delegation in accordance with Articles 313 and 317 of the Convention.
De conformidad con los artículos 313 y 317 del Convenio, el ordenador nacional o regional realizará, en estrecha cooperación con el jefe de Delegación, las operaciones vinculadas a la ejecución de los proyectos.
I cursed myself for allowing myself to become close to a man who, when all was said and done, was still a suspect.
Me maldije por haber confiado en un hombre que, a fin de cuentas, seguía siendo un sospechoso.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
'Set back from the street. No real close neighbors.
Apartada de la calle, sin vecinos cerca.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
He talked to her about his mother, whom he'd loved dearly, and about his siblings, to whom he wasn't close.
Le habló de su madre, a la que había querido con toda su alma, y de sus hermanos, por los que sentía desapego.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
The sampling probes shall be close to the particulate sampling probe in the dilution tunnel (Annex V, section 1.2.1.2, DT and section 1.2.2, PSP).
Las sondas de toma de muestras deberán situarse cerca de la sonda de toma de partículas en el túnel de dilución (DT en el punto 1.2.1.2 y PSP en el punto 1.2.2 del Anexo V).
The US prices are at a level close to, but slightly higher, than those of the Community producer.
Los precios de EEUU se aproximan a los del productor comunitario, aunque son ligeramente más altos.
The acetate and triacetate fibres, chlorofibres, certain modacrylics, and certain elastanes are dissolved out from a known dry mass with cyclohexanone at a temperature close to boiling point.
Las fibras de acetato, de triacetato, las clorofibras, determinados modacrílicos y elastanos, se disuelven a partir de un peso conocido de mezcla en su estado seco, por extracción a temperatura cercana a la de ebullición mediante ciclohexanona.
The content of the calls for proposals will be defined in close consultation with the relevant experts and according to the procedures referred to in Article 5 of the Decision.
El contenido de dichas convocatorias se determinará en estrecha colaboración con especialistas y de conformidad con los procedimientos que se disponen en el artículo 5 de la presente Decisión.
Dawn must be close.
El amanecer estaba cerca.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006

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klǝʊscercaExamples

the shops are very close — las tiendas están muy cerca
the hotel is close to the station — el hotel está cerca de la estación
she was close to tears — estaba a punto de llorar
according to sources close to the police — según fuentes allegadas a la policía
close by — muy cerca
come closer — acércate más
to come close to — acercarse a
we came very close to losing the match — estuvimos a punto de perder el partido, faltó poco para que perdiéramos el partido
that comes close to an insult — eso es casi un insulto
the runners finished very close — los corredores llegaron casi al mismo tiempo
to fit close — ajustarse al cuerpo
to follow close behind — seguir muy de cerca
to hold sb close — abrazar fuertemente a algn
to keep close to the wall — ir arrimado a la pared
he must be close on 50 — debe andar cerca de los 50
it's close on six o'clock — son casi las seis
stay close to me — no te alejes or separes de mí
close together — juntos, cerca uno del otro
to look at sth close up — mirar algo de cerca

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Collocations

close-ringed
de anillo ceñido
close down
cerrar
close in
acercarse
close up
cerrar
close up
cerrarse
close combat
combate cuerpo a cuerpo
close time
veda
close season
veda
come close
acercarse
close together
agrupado
close-cropped
al rape
close friend
allegado
close brackets
cerrar paréntesis
close a deal
cerrar un trato
half-close
entornar

Word forms

close

verb
Basic forms
Pastclosed
Imperativeclose
Present Participle (Participle I)closing
Past Participle (Participle II)closed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I closewe close
you closeyou close
he/she/it closesthey close
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am closingwe are closing
you are closingyou are closing
he/she/it is closingthey are closing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have closedwe have closed
you have closedyou have closed
he/she/it has closedthey have closed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been closingwe have been closing
you have been closingyou have been closing
he/she/it has been closingthey have been closing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I closedwe closed
you closedyou closed
he/she/it closedthey closed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was closingwe were closing
you were closingyou were closing
he/she/it was closingthey were closing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had closedwe had closed
you had closedyou had closed
he/she/it had closedthey had closed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been closingwe had been closing
you had been closingyou had been closing
he/she/it had been closingthey had been closing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will closewe shall/will close
you will closeyou will close
he/she/it will closethey will close
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be closingwe shall/will be closing
you will be closingyou will be closing
he/she/it will be closingthey will be closing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have closedwe shall/will have closed
you will have closedyou will have closed
he/she/it will have closedthey will have closed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been closingwe shall/will have been closing
you will have been closingyou will have been closing
he/she/it will have been closingthey will have been closing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would closewe should/would close
you would closeyou would close
he/she/it would closethey would close
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be closingwe should/would be closing
you would be closingyou would be closing
he/she/it would be closingthey would be closing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have closedwe should/would have closed
you would have closedyou would have closed
he/she/it would have closedthey would have closed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been closingwe should/would have been closing
you would have been closingyou would have been closing
he/she/it would have been closingthey would have been closing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am closedwe are closed
you are closedyou are closed
he/she/it is closedthey are closed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being closedwe are being closed
you are being closedyou are being closed
he/she/it is being closedthey are being closed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been closedwe have been closed
you have been closedyou have been closed
he/she/it has been closedthey have been closed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was closedwe were closed
you were closedyou were closed
he/she/it was closedthey were closed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being closedwe were being closed
you were being closedyou were being closed
he/she/it was being closedthey were being closed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been closedwe had been closed
you had been closedyou had been closed
he/she/it had been closedthey had been closed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be closedwe shall/will be closed
you will be closedyou will be closed
he/she/it will be closedthey will be closed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been closedwe shall/will have been closed
you will have been closedyou will have been closed
he/she/it will have been closedthey will have been closed

close

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseclosecloses
Possessive caseclose'scloses'

close

adverb
Positive degreeclose
Comparative degreecloser
Superlative degreeclosest

close

adjective
Positive degreeclose
Comparative degreecloser
Superlative degreeclosest