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English definition of “next”

next

adjective, pronoun uk   /nekst/ us  

next

adverb uk   /nekst/ us  
A2 immediately after: So what happened next? What would you like next? First, fry the garlic. Next, add the ginger. B1 The time when you next do something is the first time you do it again: [+ -ing verb] When are you next going to London? next to A2 used when describing two people or things that are very close to each other with nothing between them: Can I sit next to the window? There was a really strange man standing next to me at the station. used to mean `after' when making a choice or a comparison: Cheese is my favourite food and, next to that, chocolate. (= Cheese is the only food that I like more than chocolate.) almost: They pay me next to nothing (= very little) but I really enjoy the work. It's next to impossible (= extremely difficult) to find somewhere cheap to live in the city centre. We got home in next to no time (= very little time). next up next in order to appear or happen, often in some form of entertainment: Next up on Channel 4 is the first episode of a new medical drama.
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