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English verb: close out

1. close out (stative) make impossible, especially beforehand


Synonymspreclude, rule out


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)eliminate, obviate, rid of

2. close out (possession) terminate by selling off or disposing of


SamplesHe closed out his line of sports cars.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out

3. close out (change) terminate


SamplesWe closed out our account.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate









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