Looking at action verb examples helps make it clear the function of action verbs in sentences and what purpose they serve. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776156', position: 'atf' }}, 6. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, const customGranularity = { { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446383' }}, iasLog("criterion : sfr = cdo_dict_english"); iasLog("exclusion label : resp"); { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot1' }}]}, For example, they can change the tense of your main verb, or indicate the possibility, permission or necessity for something to happen. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '19042093' }}, In this example, the singer didn’t really break anything, but the verb is still an action verb. }, userSync: { iasLog("exclusion label : lcp"); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195458', size: [336, 280] }}, expires: 365 { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '555365', size: [120, 600] }}, {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, }; But, the better question is, \"Who or what ran?\" The dog. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654152' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446382' }}, close-run adjective. close-down noun. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, A verb phrase can be the predicate of the clause or sentence. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387233' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971081', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654189' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448840' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_4', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, A statement or equation that is always true (or always false) Examples of Closed Sentences: • 3 + 3 = 6 (always true) • 5 is greater than 6 (always false) timeout: 8000, The swarm of bees was coming closer and closer. be good, and if you can't be good, be careful, follow/steer/take the middle course/way/path. close verb definition: 1. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448837' }}, if(pl_p) { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654149' }}, Shut is also usually used for containers such as boxes, suitcases, etc. You could also say the subject of a sentence is what it's about. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [300, 50] }}, } { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, after it is painted, the house will be finished complete implies the removal of all deficiencies or a successful finishing of what has been undertaken. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448839' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195458', size: [336, 280] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [120, 600] }}, [ I ] After a run of three months, the show closes on Saturday. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '555365', size: [300, 250] }}, pbjsCfg.consentManagement = { bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776338', position: 'btf' }}, Unlike ordinary auxiliary verbs, which are typically unstressed in speech, the emphatic do is almost always stressed. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195455', size: [320, 100] }}, } 4. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971070', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, window.ga=window.ga||function(){(ga.q=ga.q||[]).push(arguments)};ga.l=+new Date; googletag.pubads().addEventListener('slotRenderEnded', function(event) { if (!event.isEmpty && event.slot.renderCallback) { event.slot.renderCallback(event); } }); { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, Is there a post office close by? close down phrasal verb. {code: 'ad_contentslot_4', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, },{ {code: 'ad_contentslot_4', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, 'cap': true { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195459', size: [300, 250] }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_l = en-us"); { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, What is the sentence about? close verb. \"His friend\" is not the one doing something in this sentence. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971069', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, "authorizationFallbackResponse": { { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446383' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, 'max': 30, },{ close, end, conclude, finish, complete, terminate mean to bring or come to a stopping point or limit. a miserly couple devoid of social conscience, 13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a, 14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 12, 15th century, in the meaning defined above, 14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a, 13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b, Middle English, from Anglo-French clos-, stem of clore, from Latin claudere to shut, close; perhaps akin to Greek kleiein to close — more at clavicle, Middle English clos, from Anglo-French, from Latin clausus, past participle of claudere — see close entry 1, Middle English clos, literally, enclosure, from Anglo-French clos, from Latin clausum, from neuter of clausus, past participle. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot1' }}]}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [336, 280] }}, How to use closes in a sentence. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [300, 250] }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776142', position: 'btf' }}, The country has a market income inequality close to the OECD average, but after public cash transfers the income inequality is very low. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [300, 50] }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654189' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195452', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '541042770', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448838' }}, name: "_pubcid", But, it's more than that. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, It functions as the verb in a sentence, even when it has more than one word. And there we have the subject of the sentence. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654192' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776130', position: 'btf' }}, name: "unifiedId", partner: "uarus31" { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '541042770', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776336', position: 'btf' }}, English Language Learners Definition of close (Entry 2 of 3), English Language Learners Definition of close (Entry 3 of 3), See the full definition for close in the English Language Learners Dictionary, Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for close, Nglish: Translation of close for Spanish Speakers, Britannica English: Translation of close for Arabic Speakers. {code: 'ad_leftslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_leftslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/leftslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[120, 600], [160, 600]] } }, In this case, the verb phrase consists of the main verb plus any auxiliary, or helping, verbs. "authorizationTimeout": 10000 {code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '194852', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, params: { dfpSlots['topslot_b'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/topslot', [[728, 90]], 'ad_topslot_b').defineSizeMapping(mapping_topslot_b).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'top').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); The dog is carrying out the action. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448839' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195459', size: [300, 50] }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot3' }}]}, a stingy child, not given to sharing close suggests keeping a tight grip on one's money and possessions. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot2' }}]}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195457', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346688' }}, name: "identityLink", close adverb. 3. Ice melts if you heat it - general truth My flight leaves at 9:45 - scheduled event. Close definition is - to move so as to bar passage through something. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot3' }}]}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, 3 3 One of the carts with wounded stopped by the side of the road close to Pierre. close-knit adjective. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, 'min': 31, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971073', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776160', position: 'atf' }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_2', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, OR does it mean she was close to tears when he left. // FIXME: (temporary) - send ad requests only if PlusPopup is not shown {code: 'ad_contentslot_3', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971073', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, How to use modal verbs in a sentence. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '541042770', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776346', position: 'btf' }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, dfpSlots['rightslot2'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/rightslot2', [[300, 250], [120, 600], [160, 600]], 'ad_rightslot2').defineSizeMapping(mapping_rightslot2).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'mid').setTargeting('hp', 'right').addService(googletag.pubads()); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195456', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654195' }}, Synonym Discussion of close. That means they work alongside other verbs to give your sentence a new meaning. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [336, 280] }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, The enemy began to close in. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [300, 600] }}, Action verbs, also called dynamic verbs, express an action whether it be physical or mental.An action verb explains what the subject of the sentence is doing or has done. Following are some verb phrase examples where the verb phrase is the predicate of a sentence. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, var pbHdSlots = [ the penurious eccentric bequeathed a fortune miserly suggests a sordid avariciousness and a morbid pleasure in hoarding. var mapping_contentslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[300, 250], [336, 280], 'fluid']).addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50], 'fluid']).build(); The bookshop is shutting down after 25 years of business. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '555365', size: [120, 600] }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_4', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448834' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448837' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448835' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195452', size: [300, 250] }}, However, some authors tend to insert a lot of text that describes the subject between the subject and verb. {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, {code: 'ad_contentslot_2', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654174' }}, {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, close verb [I/T] (END/STOP) to end or stop operating, or to cause this to happen: [ T ] Authorities closed the aging nuclear plant. How to use close-in in a sentence. } { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [300, 250] }}, And there were several instances where he seemed to come, She said some people are still worried about the. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446384' }}, looking or being almost but not exactly the same, Historically , there have always been close, We haven't always been close, but she was there for me when I, There are several close affinities between the two. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '194852', size: [300, 250] }}, Browse our dictionary apps today and ensure you are never again lost for words. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_btmslot' }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_c = " + ["science_geographic_locales", "business_financial_industrial_technology", "people_society_religion", "arts_entertainment_media", "shopping_consumer_resources", "leisure_food_travel", "jobs_education_resumes", "law_government_military"]); { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot4' }}]}]; I am writing a book - right now Other words such as. Her father lives quite close by . { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448842' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971071', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot1' }}]}, bidderSequence: "fixed" ga('set', 'dimension3', "default"); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195459', size: [300, 50] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [320, 100] }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11653860' }}, name: "pbjs-unifiedid", { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195455', size: [300, 250] }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_2', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776338', position: 'btf' }}, stingy implies a marked lack of generosity. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("sfr", "cdo_dict_english"); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, (very, fairly, quite, reasonably, relatively) " That car came dangerously close to us. Find more ways to say embrace, along with related words, antonyms and example phrases at Thesaurus.com, the world's most trusted free thesaurus. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654208' }}, {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, close in phrasal verb. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, : At the close of the 1991 season, a proposal was tabled for the establishment of a new league that would bring more money into the game overall. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_ptl = entry-lcp"); The emphatic do is far more common in speech than in formal written English. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot2' }}, The days close in as autumn becomes deeper. {code: 'ad_contentslot_2', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, pbjsCfg = { bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776146', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, use "close down" in a sentence Many of the city's leading restaurants close down for the whole of August. fermer, fermer (définitivement), terminer…, zamykać (się), zamykać się, ulegać likwidacji…, fechar(-se), fechar, fechar (definitivamente)…, chiudersi, chiudere, chiudere (definitivamente)…. Let's look at an example. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448835' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '194852', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_HDX' }}, To talk about the time when shops, offices, etc. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776142', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448842' }}, The young are hatched covered with close down, and able to swim at once. {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195457', size: [320, 50] }}, close-set adjective. var mapping_topslot_b = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[728, 90]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448836' }}, }); {code: 'ad_contentslot_2', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195459', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654192' }}, dfpSlots['contentslot_4'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/mpuslot', [[300, 250], [336, 280], 'fluid'], 'ad_contentslot_4').defineSizeMapping(mapping_contentslot).setTargeting('cdo_si', '4').setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'mid').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot3' }}]}, 3. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971072', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, },{ {code: 'ad_leftslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_leftslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/leftslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[120, 600], [160, 600], [300, 600]] } }, Use of incendiaries, which were inherently inaccurate, indicated much less care was taken to avoid civilian property close to industrial sites. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '1666926', position: 'btf' }}, 5. var mapping_topslot_a = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], []).addSize([0, 550], [[300, 250]]).addSize([0, 0], [[300, 50], [320, 50], [320, 100]]).build(); Accessed 6 Jan. 2021. 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I went up to him and asked him who he was. close usually implies that something has been in some way open as well as unfinished. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195452', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot1' }}]}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195458', size: [300, 250] }}, dfpSlots['btmslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/btmslot', [[300, 250], 'fluid'], 'ad_btmslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_btmslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'btm').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [320, 50] }}, "sign-up": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/auth/signup?rid=READER_ID", { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, He sold his goods at a sacrifice to close down his business. A scientific study by a blue-ribbon panel of experts found that 90 percent of all the errors in a sentence occurred because the verb was misidentified. 'cap': true your employment terminates after three months, stingy, close, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, miserly mean being unwilling or showing unwillingness to share with others. var pbMobileHrSlots = [ { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654150' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446385' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195452', size: [336, 280] }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, closes example sentences. 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