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Difference between Close down and Shut down

close down

1. (of a shop, factory, etc.) cease doing business; stop production:

  • The shop will be closing down for good on Saturday, so everything is half price.

2. (of a radio or TV station) stop broadcasting for the day:

  • This station is now closing down and we wish you all good-night.

shut down— = close down 1:

  • The whole company shuts down for three weeks’ holiday every year.