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  • v. To move people closer together.
  • v. To shut a building or a business for a period of time.
  • v. To heal a cut or other wound


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  • At sunset an elderly black man named Batist helped me close up the bait shop and chain-lock our rental boats to the pilings under the dock.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • Seen close up as the tremendous yet tranquil swell cradled Golden Grove, its waves were a luminous ultramarine shot with pure purple.

    Morgan’s Run

  • The cheer had begun without her; Corky Corcoran had moved around to close up the circle.

    The First Evil

  • Two things became certain to me in that moment: first, that I would visit Fravert Basin and see close up the vision of nature that called to me from that rocky perch; and second, in whatever vague recess of my mind that is in charge of these life decisions, I knew that one day I would call Aspen my home.

    127 Hours

  • To Fourth, her right foot forward, parallel to her left, right arm over her head, left arm dropped back into First Position, and so into Fifth, her right foot close up to her left, the toes of each foot touching the heels of the other, her arms softly overhead.

    Moon Dance

  • “I have to close up soon, and I was about to call the ASPCA.”


  • Toram Riatin was even better-looking close up than at a distance, with the sort of strong male beauty and air of worldly knowledge that would have attracted Min before she met Rand.

    A Crown of Swords

  • The sextantis useless this close in, so I close up shop in the lower equipment bay, transfer to the left couch, and wheel Columbia around to face the LM.

    First Man

  • The faces of living humans they merely explore, and the peninsulas of their forearms, and the promontories of their breastbones, and the shallows of their tympanic chests, which when heard close up thunder too loudly for moths to notice.

    Son of a Witch

  • If so, you may remember the feelings that were within your heart as you left the last friendly cover of woods, and double-quicked across the open space up hill, and saw the artillery-men waiting till you got close up before pulling the primer lanyards, so as to make sure work of you all.

    Angel Agnes


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