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close the gap

Definition of close the gap

  1. :  to reduce or eliminate a difference between two people, groups, or things —often + between <We hope to close the gap between well-funded suburban schools and the struggling schools in poorer communities.>



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

  1. :  a break in a barrier (as a wall, hedge, or line of military defense)

    :  an assailable position

    :  a mountain pass

  1. :  to make an opening in

    :  to adjust the space between the electrodes of (a spark plug)

    :  to fall or stand open


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