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English definition of “close”

close

adjective (RELATIONSHIP)    /kləʊs/ US  /kloʊs/
B1 having direct family connections or shared beliefs, support, and sympathy: There weren't many people at the funeral - just close family/relatives. They're a worrying political party because of their close links/ties with terrorist groups. In those early months, there's a very close bond between mother and child. a close communityFamily relations in generalRelationships in general A2 describes people who know each other very well and like each other a lot, or who see and talk to each other a lot: Mira is one of my closest friends. Her relationship isn't good with her father, but she's very close to her mother. My brother and I have become much closer over the years.Friendly
(Definition of close adjective (RELATIONSHIP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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