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closely

adverb
 
 
/ˈkləʊsli/
CAREFULLY If you look at or listen to something closely, you look at it or listen to it very carefully.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
CONNECTED B2 If two things are closely connected, related, etc, they are very similar to each other or there is a relationship between them: The two languages are closely related. Which Amercian city most closely resembles Paris?Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
VERY NEAR in a way that is very near in distance or time: Elke came into the room, closely followed by her children.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
WORK B2 If you work closely with someone, you work together a lot: Nurses work closely with other medical staff.Friendly
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