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at close quarters

Definition of at close quarters

  1. :  from a short distance <We were able to observe their behavior at close quarters.>



Word by Word Definitions

closeplay
  1. :  to move so as to bar passage through something

    :  to block against entry or passage

    :  to deny access to

  1. :  a coming or bringing to a conclusion

    :  a conclusion or end in time or existence :  cessation

    :  the concluding passage (as of a speech or play)

  1. :  an enclosed area

    :  the precinct of a cathedral

    :  a narrow passage leading from a street to a court and the houses within or to the common stairway of tenements

  1. :  having no openings :  closed

    :  confined or carefully guarded

    :  high

  1. :  in a close position or manner

quarterplay quarters
  1. :  one of four equal parts into which something is divisible :  a fourth part

    :  any of various units of capacity or weight equal to or derived from one fourth of some larger unit

    :  any of various units of length or area equal to one fourth of some larger unit

  1. :  to cut or divide into four equal or nearly equal parts

    :  divide

    :  to provide with lodging or shelter

  1. :  consisting of or equal to a quarter


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