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Difference between Close something down and Shut something down

close something down—(of a shop, factory, etc.) cause to cease functioning:

  • The shop had been closed down following the medical inspection report.

shut something down

1. = close something down:

  • The severe winter shut many factories down this year.

2. (of an engine, piece of equipment, etc.) turn off:

  • They shut the machine down so they could repair it.

3. stop water or electricity supply:

  • On Monday the power supply will be shut down for the whole building.