Definition of close quarters in English:

close quarters

Syllabification: close quar·ters
Pronunciation: /ˌklōs ˈkwôrtərz
 
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noun

  • A situation of being very or uncomfortably close to someone or something: living in close quarters with people engaging the enemy at close quarters
    More example sentences
    • It seemed a little strange, at first, living at such close quarters to Julie.
    • Though our spirits were high, nerves were growing raw in such close quarters.
    • Living in such close quarters and facing daily dangers engendered a sense of great camaraderie at the Airfield.

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