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2 definitions found
 for close up
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  close up
      adv 1: very close; "without my reading glasses I can hardly see
             things close up"; "even firing at close range he missed"
             [syn: close up, at close range]
      v 1: cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners
           decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business
           closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop" [syn:
           close up, close, fold, shut down, close down]
           [ant: open, open up]
      2: block passage through; "obstruct the path" [syn: obstruct,
         obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up]
         [ant: disengage, free]
      3: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of;
         "close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close a book"; "close
         up an umbrella" [syn: close up, close]
      4: refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children
         shut up when their father approached" [syn: close up, clam
         up, dummy up, shut up, belt up, button up, be
         quiet, keep mum] [ant: open up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  140 Moby Thesaurus words for "close up":
     approach, bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, block,
     block up, blockade, bolt, boom shot, button, button up, cap,
     carry to completion, cease, center, centralize, chock, choke,
     choke off, cicatrize, clap, clean up, climax, close, close down,
     close in, close off, close out, close shop, close tight,
     close with, come together, complete, concenter, concentralize,
     concentrate, conclude, constrict, contain, contract, converge,
     cover, crowd, crown, culminate, debar, deuce shot, dog, end,
     fall in with, fasten, finalize, finish, finish off, finish up,
     fold, fold up, follow-focus shot, full shot, funnel, get done,
     get it over, get through, get through with, granulate, group shot,
     heal, heal over, intersect, jam, key, kinescope, knit, latch, lock,
     lock out, lock up, long shot, matte shot, medium shot, meet,
     mop up, motion picture, narrow the gap, nip, obstruct, occlude,
     pack, padlock, pan shot, panoramic shot, perfect, pinch, plumb,
     process shot, rap shot, retake, right itself, round out,
     run together, scab over, seal, seal off, seal up, secure, set,
     shot, shut, shut down, shut off, shut out, shut the door,
     shut tight, shut up, shut up shop, shutter, slam, snap, squeeze,
     squeeze shut, stifle, stop up, strangle, strangulate, suffocate,
     take, taper, terminate, top off, top out, travel shot,
     trucking shot, unite, wind up, wrap up, zip up, zipper,
     zoom shot

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