- 1 [connected/associated] estrechamente we are closely related somos parientes cercanos those ideas are closely related esas ideas están muy relacionadas entre sí or muy emparentadas they worked closely with the French trabajaron en estrecha colaboración con los franceses
- 2 2.1 (densely) [written] con letra apretada a closely woven fabric un tejido muy tupido or de trama muy cerrada we were very closely packed in the taxi íbamos muy apretados en el taxi the room was closely packed la habitación estaba atestada de gente 2.2 (precisely) [reasoned/defined] rigurosamente
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Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.