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1. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Close \Close\, v. i.
   1. To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a
      wound, or parts separated.
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            What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
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   2. To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate
      closed at six o'clock.
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   3. To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight.
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            They boldly closed in a hand-to-hand contest.
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   To close on or To close upon, to come to a mutual
      agreement; to agree on or join in. "Would induce France
      and Holland to close upon some measures between them to
      our disadvantage." --Sir W. Temple.

   To close with.
      (a) To accede to; to consent or agree to; as, to close
          with the terms proposed.
      (b) To make an agreement with.

   To close with the land (Naut.), to approach the land.
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