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English definition of “run sb close”

run sb close

to be nearly as good, fast, etc. as someone else: She got 90 percent, but Fred ran her close with 87 percent.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
(Definition of run sb close from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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