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nearly

adverb
 
 
/ˈnɪəli/
A2 almost: It's nearly three weeks since I last saw her. Nearly all the food had gone when I arrived. She nearly drowned when she was eight. I'll be with you in a minute - I've nearly finished.AlmostMerely and barely
not nearly (as/so) a lot less: It's not nearly as expensive as I thought. There are not nearly enough jobs to go round.Small in number and quantity
Translations of “nearly”
in Korean 거의…
in Arabic تَقْريبًا…
in Portuguese quase…
in Catalan gairebé…
in Japanese ほとんど…
in Italian quasi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎,差不多,將近…
in Russian почти, чуть не…
in Turkish hemen hemen, neredeyse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎,差不多,将近…
in Polish prawie, niemal…
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