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Only a short distance away or apart in space or time
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“Our home is close to our favorite cafe, which is so convenient.”
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Closely packed
“In the air was a flock of geese flying in close formation.”
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On very affectionate or intimate terms
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“We have been close friends for the best part of two decades.”
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Uncomfortably humid or airless
“During the middle of the afternoon, it began to get close and unseasonably warm.”
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Secretive with information
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“Michael broke every rule as a lawyer by refusing to be close about his dealings with his clients.”
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Predisposed against giving or sharing
“Edward was known to be close with money.”
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With evenly matched competitors (as per the score or result)
“It was an incredibly close contest that ended in controversy.”
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On the verge of
“He was close to tears after learning that he had aced the important test.”
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Characterized by conscientious attention to details
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“A close analysis shows that there are inconsistencies between the various items being measured.”
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Vigilant, especially for danger or disorder
“Keep a close eye on your finances to avoid getting into issues with cash flow.”
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Not deviating or varying greatly from something
“He bears a close resemblance to Kim Jong Un, and has decided to use that to his advantage.”
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Deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits
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“The book is a close translation of the French original.”
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(of a secret) Carefully guarded
“The nature of the fraternity has been kept a close secret for years.”
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Denoting a family member who is part of a person's immediate family
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“It was a small and intimate gathering, with only close family members in attendance.”
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Something or someone that is beloved
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Of small width in relation to length
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Pleasant and amicable in nature
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Consisting of matter all through
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Having or demonstrating an unwavering devotion toward someone or something
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Close to the actual, but not completely accurate or exact
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Densely filled or covered with
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Consistent with, or similar to, something else
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Hidden, isolated, remote
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Elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste
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(of handwriting) Small and difficult to read
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Bodeful of bad or unfortunate consequences
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Having the characteristics of a pig
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Of or related to a clan
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Secret
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Very tight or close-fitting
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Exclusive or private in nature
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Shy and fond of being on one's own
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Neatly brief and concise
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To cover an opening
“Don't forget to close the door on your way out.”
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(of a hole or opening) To block up
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“There's a hole in the dam wall which we need to close.”
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(of a pipe) To turn off
“Remember to close the taps to prevent water wastage.”
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To bring or come to an end
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“The competition will close at the end of the week, and the winners will be announced thereafter.”
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(of a business or operation) To stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
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“The shop would be forced to close due to a lack of business.”
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(close around or over) To come into contact with (something) so as to encircle and hold it
“Samwell Tarly's hand would nervously close around the hilt of his family's prized sword, Heartsbane.”
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To gradually get nearer to someone or something
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“We reached the motorway and would finally begin to close fast on our destination.”
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To make smaller or narrower
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“We are hoping to close the gap between our best and least productive staff.”
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To finalize or settle a formal agreement
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“We will close the deal once both parties are happy with the terms of the agreement.”
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To fasten or fix securely in place
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To section off a physical space or area
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To close something forcefully
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To pull (curtains) shut or open
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To prohibit or interdict the participation or inclusion of
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Squeeze together
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To exit a user account in a computer system, so that one is not recognized until logging in again
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Stitch up (a wound or incision) with a suture
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To try to cope with
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Seal or mark off an area or thing with tape
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To close or seal a wound by means of burning
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Make or become tight or tighter
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To produce a total by adding
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Make or become hard or harder
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To cause to be ineffective or immobilized
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To draw or make tight or taut
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To pay off (a debt or creditor)
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The end of an event or of a period of time or activity
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“After a rousing encore by the band, the concert would officially come to a close.”
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A residential street without through access
“Around the bend was a small close of elegant houses.”
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Path upon which travel occurs
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A later stage or period in one's life
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A clasp, especially a metal strap fastened by a padlock or a pin
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Something that takes place after or as a result of an earlier event