Close and Start


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Close noun – The last part of a process or action.
Usage example: managed to conduct the negotiations to a satisfactory close

Start is an antonym for close in topics: end, complete, obstruct, join, ending.
Nearby Words: closed, closeness, closing, closely, closure
Antonyms for Close


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Start noun – The point at which something begins.
Usage example: knew from the start of the game that he would win easily

Close is an antonym for start in topics: begin, beginning.
Nearby Words: started, startled, starting, starter, startup
Antonyms for Start
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How words are described

good good close good start
high high close high start
full full close full start
nice nice close nice start
Other adjectives: best, brief, short, fast, proper, actual, real, big, great, quick, final, literal.

Common collocations

fire close fire start fire
life close life start life
company close company start company
show close show start show
Other nouns: time, way, school, game, program, fight, investigation, conversation, shop, page, times, fights.

Both words in one sentence

  • Terry Gilliam did this with 12 Monkeys where we start and close with closeups of the protagonist's eyes and watching a young boy.
  • This story is an Ben 10 and Stoked Crossover, to clarify, alternate Season 1 of Stoked; it will start off fairly close to "canon" Season 1, but will gradually start to diverge.
  • Which they can and will do, they don't start revving their chainsaws until they start getting close...
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Start and Close. (2016). Retrieved 2022, May 23, from
Close & Start. N.p., 2016. Web. 23 May. 2022. <>.
Start or Close. 2016. Accessed May 23, 2022.

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