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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Close \Close\, v. i. 1. To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated. [1913 Webster] What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? --Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock. [1913 Webster] 3. To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight. [1913 Webster] They boldly closed in a hand-to-hand contest. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] To close on or To close upon, to come to a mutual agreement; to agree on or join in. "Would induce France and Holland to close upon some measures between them to our disadvantage." --Sir W. Temple. To close with. (a) To accede to; to consent or agree to; as, to close with the terms proposed. (b) To make an agreement with. To close with the land (Naut.), to approach the land. [1913 Webster]