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    #1

    He closed the door on her concern.

    Hello. It's me again.

    He closed the door on her concern.

    Does it mean that He closed the door because of worrying about her?

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    Does it mean that He closed the door because of caring about her?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: He closed the door on her concern.

    The reason is not given in your index sentence.

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    #3

    Re: He closed the door on her concern.

    The preposition "on" suggests to me that that he closed the door because he didn't believe or care about her concern.

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    #4

    Re: He closed the door on her concern.

    He prevented her concern from being taken into account.

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    #5

    Re: He closed the door on her concern.

    I disagree with Jacek1.

    For me, it means that he was aware of her concern but he chose to disregard it or ignore it, having previously taken notice of it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: He closed the door on her concern.

    He didn't close any physical door, in case anyone is thinking that.
    "To close the door on something" means to stop giving attention to it, etc."
    "He closed the door on his working life." = "He retired".

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