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Translation of "close" - English-Spanish dictionary

close

adverb /kləus/
near in time, place etc cerca( de) He stood close to his mother Follow close behind.
tightly; neatly con estrechez a close-fitting dress.
closely adverb
mucho, detenidamente, estrechamente Look closely at him She resembles her father closely.
closeness noun
proximidad The closeness of the beach is one the hotel’s major attractions.
close call/shave noun
(informal) a narrow (often lucky) escape salvarse por los pelos That was a close shave – that car nearly ran you over.
close-set adjective
(of eyes etc) positioned very near each other junto She has a narrow face with close-set eyes.
close-up noun
a photograph or film taken near the subject and thus big in scale primer plano The close-up of the model showed her beautiful skin.
close at hand
nearby; not far off al alcance de la mano My mother lives close at hand.
close on
almost; nearly casi, cerca de She’s close on sixty.
close to
near in time, place, relationship etc cerca de It was close to 3 o’clock when we arrived They live close to the hospital He is very close to his mother.
almost; nearly casi He must be close to fifty years of age.
(Definition of close from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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