There are 2 translations of close in French:

close1

Pronunciation: /kləʊs/

adj

  • 2 [relative, friend] proche; [resemblance] frappant/-e
  • 4 [scrutiny] minutieux/-ieuse; [supervision] étroit/-e to pay close attention to sth faire une attention toute particulière à qch to keep a close watch or eye on sb/sth surveiller étroitement qn/qch

adv

  • to live quite close (by) habiter tout près to move sth closer approcher qch to follow close behind suivre de près to hold sb close serrer qn close together serrés les uns contre les autres Christmas is close Noël approche

phr (close by)

  • près de [wall, bridge] the ambulance is close by l'ambulance n'est pas loin

phr (close to)

  • 1 (near) près de
  • 3 (almost) près de to come close to doing faillir faire

Idioms

it was a close call [fam] or shave [fam] or thing

je l'ai/tu l'as etc échappé belle

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Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 2 translations of close in French:

close2

Pronunciation: /kləʊz/

vt

  • 2 fermer [border, port]; barrer [road]; interdire l'accès à [area]
  • 3 mettre fin à [meeting]; fermer [account]
  • 4to close the gap réduire l'écart

vi

  • 1 [airport, polls, shop] fermer; [door, container, eyes, mouth] se fermer
  • 2 (cease to operate) fermer définitivement
  • 5 [gap] se réduire

pp adj (closed)

Phrasal verbs

close down

fermer définitivement
fermer [qch] définitivement

close up

[flower, wound] se refermer; [group] se serrer 1.1 [shopkeeper] fermer
fermer [shop] 1.1 boucher [hole]

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