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next

pronoun, adjective [not gradable]  /nekst/ us  
being the first one after the present one or after the one just mentioned, or being the first after the present moment: Go straight at the traffic light and then take the next right. The next time you want to borrow my dress, ask me first. She was next in line after me. They’re getting married next week/month/year. The next day/morning we left for Calgary.

next

adverb [not gradable]  /nekst/ us  
immediately following in time: What happened next? next to Two people or things that are next to each other are very close to each other with nothing in between them: My friend and I sat next to each other on the bus. next to Sometimes next to means almost: They pay me next to nothing but I really enjoy the work.
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