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English definition of “close”

close

adjective, adverb [-er/-est only] (NEAR)   /kloʊs/
near in position, time, or condition: The store was close by, so they decided to walk. It’s close to 7 o’clock – we’d better leave now. The child moved closer to his mother. She was very close to death for awhile.
(Definition of close adjective, adverb (NEAR) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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