Phrasal Verbs

close down

This page is about the phrasal verb close down


If a business closes down, or if someone closes it down, it stops operating.


shut down

For example

  • close down sth The police closed down the dance club because it allowed teenagers to buy alcoholic drinks.

  • close sth down Our bookshop wasn't making any money so we had to close it down.

Quick Quiz

Many of the shops on the main street of our town are closing down

a. at 5 o'clock every afternoon

b. for the New Year holiday

c. because the new mall has taken their business

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