close the gap

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of close the gap

: 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

close play
  1. : to move so as to bar passage through something

  2. : to block against entry or passage

  3. : to deny access to

  1. : a coming or bringing to a conclusion

  2. : a conclusion or end in time or existence : cessation

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

  1. : an enclosed area

  2. : the precinct (see precinct 2a) of a cathedral

  3. : 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

  2. : confined or carefully guarded

  3. : high

  1. : in a close position or manner

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

  2. : an assailable position

  3. : a mountain pass

  1. : to make an opening in

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

  3. : to fall or stand open


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