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English definition of “run sb close”

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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.
Translations of “run sb close”
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎趕上(某人), 幾乎和(某人)平分秋色…
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎赶上(某人), 几乎和(某人)平分秋色…
(Definition of run sb close from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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