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English definition of “close”

close

adjective, adverb (SIMILAR)    /kləʊs/ US  /kloʊs/
C1 having only a small difference: The election results were so close they had to vote again. He came second in the race, but it was very close. The youngest boys are so close in age they look like twins. Both children bear a very close resemblance to their father.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities close on/to almost: I think there are close on three million unemployed at present.AlmostMerely and barely
(Definition of close adjectiveadverb (SIMILAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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