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part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to cease operation permanently or for an extended period of time.
Over a hundred workers lost their jobs when the factory closed down.The mine closed down ten years ago.
definition 2: to cause (a business) to cease operation.
The authorities closed down the factory because of unsafe working conditions.There were many businesses operating along the shore but the hurricane closed them down.
definition 3: to become unresponsive.
The suspect closed down once the officer began to question her about her mother.
definition 4: to end the operation of (a program or all programs) running on a computer.
definition 5: (chiefly British) to stop broadcasting for the evening.