close down

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close down(
kloz
 
daun
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to shut)
a. clausurar
The authorities closed the place down because it was a fire risk.Las autoridades clausuraron el local porque representaba un riesgo de incendio.
b. cerrar
The company is going to close down one of its factories in Europe.La compañía va a cerrar una de sus fábricas en Europa.
c. cerrar definitivamente
They closed down three of the four divisions and laid the workers off.Cerraron definitivamente tres de las cuatro divisiones y despidieron a los trabajadores.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to cease activity)
a. cerrar
The movie theater closed down five years ago.El cine cerró hace cinco años.
b. cerrar definitivamente
At first the store cut staff and then, about six months later, it closed down.Al principio, la tienda redujo el número de trabajadores y luego, unos seis meses después, cerró definitivamente.
c. clausurarse
The club closed down on the judge's orders.El club se clausuró por órdenes del juez.
3. (to stop transmitting) (United Kingdom)
a. finalizar la emisión
In those days all the TV channels used to close down at midnight.En aquellos tiempos todas las cadenas de televisión finalizaban la emisión a las doce de la noche.
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close down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (production, operations)
a. cesar
2. (business, factory)
a. cerrar (definitivamente)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (business)
a. cerrar (definitivamente)
4. (rad & tv) (United Kingdom)
a. finalizar la emisión
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