closure meaning, closure definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( closures    plural  )
1       n-var   The closure of a place such as a business or factory is the permanent ending of the work or activity there.  
...the closure of the Ravenscraig steelworks..., Almost three in four clinics say they face closure by the end of the year.     
2       n-count   The closure of a road or border is the blocking of it in order to prevent people from using it.  
usu with supp  
3       n-uncount   If someone achieves closure, they succeed in accepting something bad that has happened to them.  
  (mainly AM)  
I asked McKeown if the reunion was meant to achieve closure.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    cessation, closing, conclusion, end, finish, stoppage  
2    bung, cap, lid, plug, seal, stopper  
3      (in a deliberative assembly)   cloture, guillotine  

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Close, close-run, closed, closet

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