Close and Shut down


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Close verb – Cease to operate or cause to cease operating.
Usage example: close up the shop

Shut down is a synonym for close in complete topic. In some cases you can use "Shut down" instead a verb "Close", when it comes to topics like wind up, cease activity.
Nearby Words: closed, closeness, closing, closely, closure
Synonyms for Close

Shut down

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Shut down verb – Cease to operate or cause to cease operating.
Close is a synonym for shut down in cease activity topic. You can use "Close" instead the word "Shut down" as a verb or a noun.
Synonyms for Shut down

Both terms in one sentence

  • After engaging the Ork Warboss in close combat, he has his Powered Armor shut down, immobilizing him.
  • Film / Moulin Rouge! Paying close attention in the opening reveals it's even worse—the Moulin Rouge got shut down after events of the main story.
  • During the season two finale of Agent Carter, the rift generator has a malfunction and needs to be shut down manually, which requires getting close enough to the rift to risk being pulled in.
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