LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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What is the context????
A "close up" can be a photo taken very close to the subject (human subject). You hear the term in film making, in beauty magazines, etc.
"Close up and personal" is often used to refer to a vicious fight, such as hand-to-hand combat. Death is centimeters away. The two opponents are looking into one another's eyes as they fight and probably try to kill one another.
"To close up" can meet to close temporarily a business or a house (usually for the night, but possibly longer). It can also mean to gather people in a smaller group. This expression is used often in the military.
I'm sure there are other meanings. It's too bad you didn't give the context.
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