Definition of come close
1 : to almost do something We didn't win, but we came close. —often + to The band came very close to breaking up. We came close to winning the championship this season.
2 : to be similar to something or as good as expected She said they taste just like real hot dogs, but they don't even come close (to the real thing).
Word by Word Definitions
: to move toward something : approach
: to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose
: to reach a particular station in a series
: 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
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