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close1 British & World English

Only a short distance away or apart in space or time

close2 British & World English

Move so as to cover an opening

close to in close1 British & World English

Very near to (being or doing something)

Close, Glenn British & World English

(1947-), US actress. Notable movies: The Big Chill (1983), Fatal Attraction (1987), and Dangerous Liaisons (1988). Her television work includes the lead role in Damages (2007–2012)

close to in close1 British & World English

(Of an amount) almost; very nearly

close by British & World English

Very near; nearby

close to British & World English

(Of an amount) almost; very nearly

close in British & World English

Come nearer to someone being pursued

close-in British & World English

Only a short distance away

close-run British & World English

Won or lost by a very small margin

close-set British & World English

(Of two or more things) having little space in between

close-up British & World English

A photograph or film image taken at close range and showing the subject on a large scale

up-close British & World English

At very close range

close shave in close1 British & World English

A narrow escape from danger or disaster

close shave British & World English

A narrow escape from danger or disaster

come close British & World English

Almost achieve or do

close down British & World English

Cease or cause to cease business or operation, especially permanently

close with British & World English

Come near, especially so as to engage with (an enemy force)

close-down British & World English

A cessation of work or business, especially on a permanent basis

close-knit British & World English

Bound together by strong relationships and common interests

close range British & World English

A short distance between someone or something and a target

close-ratio British & World English

(Of a vehicle’s gearbox) having gear ratios that are set at values which are not very different from each other

close reach British & World English

A situation in sailing in which the wind blows from slightly in front of the beam

close-stool British & World English

A covered chamber pot enclosed in a wooden stool

close ranks in rank1 British & World English

(Of soldiers or police officers) come closer together in a line

close ranks British & World English

(Of soldiers or police officers) come closer together in a line

close-coupled British & World English

(Of two parts of a structure) attached or fixed close together

close-cropped British & World English

(Of hair or grass) cut very short

close-fisted British & World English

Unwilling to spend money; mean

close-fitting British & World English

(Of a garment) fitting tightly and showing the contours of the body

close-grained British & World English

Having tightly packed fibres, crystals, or other structural elements

close harmony British & World English

Harmony in which the notes of the chord are close together, typically in vocal music

close-hauled British & World English

(Of a ship) with the sails hauled aft to sail close to the wind

close-minded British & World English

Having or showing rigid opinions or a narrow outlook

close-mouthed British & World English

Reticent; discreet

close-packed British & World English

Arranged or situated very close together

close season British & World English

A period in the year when fishing or the killing of particular game is officially forbidden

close in in close2 British & World English

Come nearer to someone being pursued

close encounter British & World English

A supposed encounter with a UFO or with aliens

close quarters British & World English

A situation of being very or uncomfortably close to someone or something

run someone/thing close in run British & World English

Almost defeat a person or team in a contest

a close thing British & World English

A narrow avoidance of something unpleasant

a close thing in thing British & World English

A narrow avoidance of something unpleasant

close to home in home British & World English

(Of a remark or topic of discussion) relevant or accurate to the point that one feels uncomfortable or embarrassed

close to home British & World English

(Of a remark or topic of discussion) relevant or accurate to the point that one feels uncomfortable or embarrassed

close the books in book British & World English

Make no further entries at the end of an accounting period; cease trading


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