Definition of at/in close quarters
- The sailors were living in close quarters.
- We could observe the behavior of all the animals at close quarters.
: to move so as to bar passage through something
: to block against entry or passage
: to deny access to
: 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)
: an enclosed area
: the precinct (see precinct 2a) of a cathedral
: a narrow passage leading from a street to a court and the houses within or to the common stairway of tenements
: having no openings : closed
: confined or carefully guarded
: in a close position or manner
: 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
: to cut or divide into four equal or nearly equal parts
: to provide with lodging or shelter
: consisting of or equal to a quarter
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