close by (someone or something)

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Definition of close by (someone or something)

: at a short distance away from (someone or something) Don't worry: if anything happens I'll be (standing) close by you. The accident happened close by our house.

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“Close by (someone or something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20by%20%28someone%20or%20something%29. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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