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  ( quarters    plural & 3rd person present)   ( quartering    present participle)   ( quartered    past tense & past participle  )
1       fraction   A quarter is one of four equal parts of something.  
A quarter of the residents are over 55 years old..., I've got to go in a quarter of an hour..., Prices have fallen by a quarter since January..., Cut the peppers into quarters.     
      Quarter is also a predeterminer., predet  
The largest asteroid is Ceres, which is about a quarter the size of the moon.     
      Quarter is also an adjective., adj   ADJ n  
...the past quarter century...     
2       n-count   A quarter is a fixed period of three months. Companies often divide their financial year into four quarters.  
usu sing  
The group said results for the third quarter are due on October 29.     
3       n-uncount   When you are telling the time, you use quarter to talk about the fifteen minutes before or after an hour. For example, 8.15 is quarter past eight, and 8.45 is quarter to nine. In American English, you can also say that 8.15 is a quarter after eight and 8.45 is a quarter of nine.  
also a N  
It was a quarter to six..., I got a call at quarter of seven one night...     
4       verb   If you quarter something such as a fruit or a vegetable, you cut it into four roughly equal parts.  
Chop the mushrooms and quarter the tomatoes.      V n  
5       verb   If the number or size of something is quartered, it is reduced to about a quarter of its previous number or size.  
usu passive  
The doses I suggested for adults could be halved or quartered.      be V-ed  
6       n-count   A quarter is an American or Canadian coin that is worth 25 cents.  
I dropped a quarter into the slot of the pay phone.     
7       n-count   A particular quarter of a town is a part of the town where a particular group of people traditionally live or work.  
supp N  
Look for hotels in the French Quarter.     
8       n-count   To refer to a person or group you may not want to name, you can talk about the reactions or actions from a particular quarter.  
usu supp N  
Help came from an unexpected quarter...     
9       n-plural   The rooms provided for soldiers, sailors, or servants to live in are called their quarters.  
poss N  
Mckinnon went down from deck to the officers' quarters.     
10    If you do something at close quarters   , you do it very near to a particular person or thing.      
at close quarters             phrase   PHR after v, v-link PHR  
You can watch aircraft take off or land at close quarters...     
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  
close          [1]     ( closes    3rd person present)   ( closing    present participle)   ( closed    past tense & past participle  )   (SHUTTING OR COMPLETING)  
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1       verb   When you close    something such as a door or lid or when it closes, it moves so that a hole, gap, or opening is covered.       (=shut)     (Antonym: open)    If you are cold, close the window...      V n  
Zacharias heard the door close...      V  
Keep the curtains closed.      V-ed  
2       verb   When you close    something such as an open book or umbrella, you move the different parts of it together.      
Slowly he closed the book.      V n  
3       verb   If you close    something such as a computer file or window, you give the computer an instruction to remove it from the screen.         (COMPUTING)  
To close your document, press CTRL+W on your keyboard.      V n  
4       verb   When you close    your eyes or your eyes close   , your eyelids move downwards, so that you can no longer see.         
Bess closed her eyes and fell asleep...      V n  
When we sneeze, our eyes close.      V  
5       verb   When a place closes or is closed, work or activity stops there for a short period.   (=shut)     (Antonym: open)    Shops close only on Christmas Day and New Year's Day...      V  
It was Saturday; they could close the office early...      V n  
Government troops closed the airport...      V n  
The restaurant was closed for the night.      V-ed  
6       verb   If a place such as a factory, shop, or school closes, or if it is closed, all work or activity stops there permanently.  
Many enterprises will be forced to close...      V  
If they do close the local college I'll have to go to Worcester.      V n  
      Close down means the same as close   ., phrasal verb      
Minford closed down the business and went into politics...      V P n (not pron)  
Many of the smaller stores have closed down.      V P, Also V n P  
  closing      n-sing   (=closure)  
...since the closing of the steelworks in nearby Duquesne in 1984.     
7       verb   To close    a road or border means to block it in order to prevent people from using it.      
They were cut off from the West in 1948 when their government closed that border crossing.      V n  
8       verb   To close    a conversation, event, or matter means to bring it to an end or to complete it.      
Judge Isabel Oliva said last night: `I have closed the case. There was no foul play.'...      V n  
The Prime Minister is said to now consider the matter closed.      V-ed  
...the closing ceremony of the National Political Conference.      V-ing  
9       verb   If you close    a bank account, you take all your money out of it and inform the bank that you will no longer be using the account.   ,   (Antonym: open)    He had closed his account with the bank five years earlier.      V n  
10       verb   On the stock market or the currency markets, if a share price or a currency closes at a particular value, that is its value at the end of the day's business.     (BUSINESS, Antonym: open)  
Dawson shares closed at 219p, up 5p...      V prep/adv  
The US dollar closed higher in Tokyo today.      V adj-compar  
11       n-sing   Theclose   of a period of time or an activity is the end of it. To bring or draw something to a close means to end it.      
oft the N of n, to a N   (=end)  
By the close of business last night, most of the big firms were hailing yesterday's actions as a success..., Brian's retirement brings to a close a glorious chapter in British football history...     
    to close the door on something  
    to close your eyes to something  
    to close ranks  
    rank   close down  
    close 6   close off      phrasal verb   To close    something off means to separate it from other things or people so that they cannot go there.       (=seal off)  
Police closed off about 12 blocks of a major San Francisco thoroughfare for today's march...      V P n (not pron)   close up  
1       phrasal verb   If someone closes up a building, they shut it completely and securely, often because they are going away.   (=shut up, lock up)  
Just close up the shop...      V P n (not pron)  
The summer house had been closed up all year.      V-ed P  
2       phrasal verb   If an opening, gap, or something hollow closes up, or if you close    it up, it becomes closed or covered.      
Don't use cold water as it shocks the blood vessels into closing up.      V P, Also V n P  

Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  




1    bar, block, bung, choke, clog, confine, cork, fill, lock, obstruct, plug, seal, secure, shut, shut up, stop up  
2    axe     (informal)   cease, complete, conclude, culminate, discontinue, end, finish, mothball, shut down, terminate, wind up  
3    come together, connect, couple, fuse, grapple, join, unite  
1    clear, free, open, release, unblock, unclog, uncork, unstop, widen  
2    begin, commence, initiate, open, start  
3    disconnect, disjoin, disunite, divide, part, separate, split, uncouple  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

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close, close, Close, close down

Diccionario colaborativo     Inglés Cobuild
close friend
Close relation of prehistoric Sabre-toothed tiger
to pay close attention to (someone or something)
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons
an acquaintance or relative close enough to greet by giving a kiss
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
A currency coin worth $1.00 in Canada. Bigger than a quarter but smaller than a tooney.
looney also can mean strange or weird. ex.He had always been a little bit looney.
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