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    Definition of close to in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMcloser toSUPclosest to
    1. (of quantifiers of nouns) Approximately.
      1. It lasted close to an hour. ‎
      2. It rained for close to forty days and forty nights. ‎
    2. INF Nearly; almost.
      1. The project is close to finished. ‎
  • Preposition
    1. Near.
      1. The chair was close to the window. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • to snudge over the fire: to keep close to the fire.
      • On a close to final copy the title The Way We Die Now has Now Xed out and replaced with Today. Then Today is Xed out and Now is returned to its place.
      • That pitcher doesn't like the hitters too close to the plate so every once in a while he'll dust off a batter.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Prepositions
      Related Links:
      1. en close to home
      2. en close to the vest
      3. en close to the wind
      4. en close to one's vest
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of close to for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "close to" is an adverb. It's also a preposition.
      Definiteness: Level 1
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