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English definition of “closely”

closely

adverb (RELATIONSHIP)    /ˈkləʊs.li/ US  /ˈkloʊs-/
B2 in a way that is directly connected or has a strong relationship : English and German are closely related . Both politicians have been closely associated with the movement for some time . We are working closely with the police .Friendly
(Definition of closely adverb (RELATIONSHIP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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