Definition of to within
1 —used as a function word to indicate direction and movement to and somewhat past a point or to the outer limits of and some distance into a space jumped to within 1⁄2 inch of the record drove to within 50 yards of the green
2 —used as a function word to indicate duration up to and somewhat past a point in time worked hard to within five minutes of closing time
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