|1.||[ adverb ] very close|
"without my reading glasses I can hardly see things close up" "even firing at close range he missed"
|2.||[ verb ] block passage through|
|Synonyms:||obstruct impede occlude block obturate jam|
"obstruct the path"
|Related terms:||free impede barricade clog blockade dam suffocate tie_up barricade barricade screen land_up obstruction blocking obturator obstruction|
|3.||[ verb ] refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent|
|Synonyms:||shut_up be_quiet belt_up button_up dummy_up keep_mum clam_up|
"The children shut up when their father approached"