closure

noun
1 closing of road, factory, etc.
ADJECTIVE
complete, total

The accident caused the complete closure of the road.

partial
immediate
eventual
permanent, temporary
planned, possible, proposed, threatened
factory, hospital, pit, plant (AmE), road, school, etc.
VERB + CLOSURE
be earmarked for, be threatened with, face

Several schools face eventual closure.

cause, force

Imposing higher taxes would force the closure of many bookshops.

prevent, save sth from, stop

The mine has been saved from closure.

announce
CLOSURE + NOUN
plan, programme/program (esp. BrE)
order (esp. BrE)
PHRASES
under threat of closure

The factory is under threat of closure.

2 feeling of satisfactory conclusion
ADJECTIVE
final
narrative
VERB + CLOSURE
be looking for, need, seek

People who lose family members need closure, not false hope.

achieve
bring, provide (sb with)
need
PHRASES
a sense of closure

The conviction of their son's murderer gave them a sense of closure.

3 (AmE) fastening
ADJECTIVE
drawstring, snap, Velcro™, zipper
resealable
tamper-evident

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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