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closed shop a factory or business that agrees, through a contract with a labor union, to employ only members of that union. [2 definitions]
close-fisted not generous, esp. with money; stingy; miserly.
close-fitting of a garment, adhering closely to the contours of the body.
close-grained of wood or the like, having a smooth hard texture.
close-hauled with the sails trimmed very flat for sailing as close as possible to the wind.
close in to come near to something or someone, as during a chase or race.
close in on to approach or surround, as to entrap or capture.
close-knit closely joined or organized; bonded tightly.
closely carefully and with attention. [3 definitions]
close-mouthed saying little; not talkative; reticent.
closeout a sale of goods at low prices because the store is closing or because the line of goods will be discontinued.
close quarters a narrow, confined space. [2 definitions]
close-set being near to one another, or having parts or elements placed near to one another.
close shave (informal) danger narrowly avoided.
closet a cabinet or small room for storage, as of clothing or household goods. [3 definitions]
closet drama a play better read than performed.
closeted being in a state of privacy that allows secret discussion.
close-up in photography, films, or television, a picture taken at close range to show details, as of facial expression. (Cf. long shot.) [2 definitions]
clostridium any of a genus of spore-forming, anaerobic bacteria, Clostridium, that inhabits soil or the intestinal tract of humans.
closure the act of closing or state of being closed. [3 definitions]
clot a thickened lump or mass of liquid, such as blood. [4 definitions]