near- prefix Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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near-prefix

uk   /nɪər-/  us   /nɪr-/
combines with adjectives and nouns to mean "almost": We had a near-disaster this morning in the car! She was near-hysterical by the time I arrived there.
Translations of “near-”
in Chinese (Traditional) (與形容詞和名詞連用)幾乎,差不多…
in Chinese (Simplified) (与形容词和名词连用)几乎,差不多…
(Definition of near- prefix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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