(v.) = close ; close down ; seal off ; shut down ; shut off ; zip ; fold ; fold up + shop ; close up ; shut ; close off. Ex: The date due calculated by the circulation programs is always checked against the list of dates the library is closed to ensure that a document is not due when it cannot be returned. Ex: In this case, however, summer vacation resulted in universities and other institutions closing down completely right in the middle of her stay. Ex: In the case of vast and rapidly growing copyright libraries where the stock is sealed off from the public, specific classification is not worth the effort. Ex: Cyberattacks involve routers acting at a predesignated time or trigger time and flooding various targeted Web sites with data -- effectively shutting down the Web site. Ex: Advanced design sprinklers shut off water when the fire is out, reducing the risk of water damage. Ex: The study investigated the use of a video to teach 3 self-help skills (cleaning sunglasses, putting on a wristwatch, and zipping a jacket) to 3 elementary students with mental disabilities. Ex: By the mid-eighties, two of the big companies folded, but were replaced by a handful of small, independent firms = A mediados de los ochenta, dos de las grandes compañías quebraron, pero fueron sustituidas por un puñado de pequeñas empresas independientes. Ex: Why talented and passionate business people so often fold up shop while their less talented, less skilled brethren continue to thrive. Ex: Make sure to blow out the metal shavings before closing it up as they could wreak havoc on the components if left free to move about. Ex: The Swiss operator of one of Europe's oldest commercial nuclear reactors has announced plans to shut the plant by 2022. Ex: Subsequently, we found out that closing off that large area wasn't helping these two species and was unnecessarily affecting fishermen. ---- * cerrar atando = tie + Nombre + shut. * cerrar con candado = padlock. * cerrar con cierre metálico = shutter. * cerrar con llave = lock. * cerrar con tablas = board up. * cerrar definitivamente = close down + operations ; close + Posesivo + doors. * cerrar de golpe = slam. * cerrar de un portazo = slam. * cerrar el catálogo = close + the catalogue. * cerrar el negocio = fold up + shop ; close up + shop. * cerrar el pico = shut + Posesivo + gob ; shut up ; shut + Posesivo + mouth ; shut + Posesivo + face ; shut + the fuck up ; clam (up). * cerrar filas = close + ranks. * cerrar herméticamente = seal. * cerrar la boca = shut + Posesivo + gob ; shut up ; shut + Posesivo + mouth ; shut + Posesivo + face ; shut + the fuck up ; clam (up). * cerrar la marcha = bring up + the rear. * cerrar la puerta de golpe = slam + a door. * cerrar las escotillas = batten down + hatches. * cerrar la sesión = sign off. * cerrar los ojos = shut + Posesivo + eyes ; close + Posesivo + eyes. * cerrar los postigos = shutter. * cerrar muy bien = close + tight. * cerrar un acuerdo = conclude + an agreement ; conclude + a deal. * cerrar una ventana = switch off + a window. * cerrar un negocio = go out of + business. * cerrar un trato = close + a deal ; clinch + a deal. * ¡cierra el pico! = put a sock in it!. * ¡cierra el pico! = shut your mouth! ; shut your face!. * ¡cierra la boca! = shut your mouth! ; shut your face!. * en una abrir y cerrar de ojos = at the flick of a switch ; at the drop of a hat. * en un abrir y cerrar de ojos = in a jiffy ; in the time it takes to flick a switch ; with the flick of a switch ; in a flash ; in no time at all ; in next to no time ; with the tip of a hat ; in and out in a flash ; in a heartbeat ; as quick as a wink ; in a trice ; in two shakes (of a lamb's tail) ; in the wink of an eye ; in two shakes (of a duck's tail) ; in two shakes (of a donkey's tail) ; in two licks. * en un abrir y cerrar de ojos = in the blink of an eye ; in the twinkling of an eye ; in a snap. * forzar a cerrar un Negocio = drive out of + business. * obligar a cerrar el negocio = force out of + business ; force + Nombre + out of the marketplace. * paréntesis que cierra = right parenthesis. * que no cierra bien = leaky ; leaking. * que puede volver a cerrarse herméticamente = resealable. * que se cierra automáticamente mediante un muelle = spring-loaded. * sin cerrar con llave = unlocked. * un abrir y cerrar de ojos = a blink or two. * volver a cerrar herméticamente = reseal.