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English definition of “closely”


adverb (NEAR)    /ˈkləʊ US  /ˈkloʊs-/
C1 not far in time or position: The Swiss boat is in the lead, followed closely by the French.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
(Definition of closely adverb (NEAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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