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English definition of “next”

next

adverb [not gradable]    /nekst/
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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