1 the town is close to Paris
near, adjacent to;
in the vicinity of, in the neighborhood of, within reach of;
neighboring, adjoining, abutting, alongside, on the doorstep, a stone's throw (away) from/to, 'a hop, skip, and a jump from';
nearby, at close quarters to
informal within spitting distance from/to
archaic nigh to
[Antonyms] far, distant
4 a very close match
evenly matched, even, with nothing to choose between them, neck and neck
3 the enemy was closing fast
catch up, close in, creep up, near, approach, gain on someone
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