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next door

adverb uk   us  
very close: Would you want to live next door to a nuclear power station?

next door

noun [U] uk   UK informal us  
the person or people living in the next room, house, or building: Next door's having a party next week, did you know?

next door

adverb, adjective uk ( also next-door)   us  
B1 in the next room, house, or building: A Russian couple have just moved in next door. Who lives next door to you? Margot is our next-door neighbour.
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in Korean 옆집…
in Arabic المَبْنَى التّالي, البَيْت المُجاوِر…
in Portuguese ao lado, do lado…
in Catalan al costat…
in Japanese 隣の家…
in Italian accanto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊挨著…
in Russian соседний, по соседству…
in Turkish kapı komşusu olan, bitişikteki, yandaki…
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧挨着…
in Polish najbliższy, sąsiedni, obok…
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