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English definition of “close”

close

adverb     /kləʊs/
DISTANCE B1 near in distance: He stayed close to his mother. Come a bit closer. We walked close behind them. There's a great beach close by (= near). He held me close.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
TIME near in time: The time for change is coming closer.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
(Definition of close adverb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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