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English definition of “near”


verb [I or T]     /nɪər/ US  /nɪr/
to get close to something in distance, time, or state: I'm pleased to say the project is nearing completion. As the wedding day neared, I started to have second thoughts about getting married. The captain switched on the seat belt sign as we neared the airport.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
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