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Definition of close to

1 : almost or nearly They spent close to half a million dollars on the project. Our company employs close to a thousand workers. I haven't seen her in close to a year.
2 British : from a short distance : close up She's even more beautiful when seen close to.

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“Close to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20to. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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