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    Definition of close to in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMcloser toSUPclosest to
    1. (of quantifiers of nouns) Approximately.
      1. It lasted close to an hour. ‎
      2. It rained for close to forty days and forty nights. ‎
    2. INF Nearly; almost.
      1. The project is close to finished. ‎
  • Preposition
    1. Near.
      1. The chair was close to the window. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Even if it were working perfectly, the stimulus would not come close to stemming the cascade of joblessness unleashed by this megarecession.
      • We show that the observation that a purely real isofrequency line of the PC is close to a mathematical circle is insufficient for establishing homogenizability.
      • The position of the blindside flanker depends on the proximity of a touch line, so if the scrum takes place close to the left-hand touch line, the blindside flanker will be closest to that touch line.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Prepositions
      Related Links:
      1. en close to home
      2. en close to the vest
      3. en close to the wind
      4. en close to one's vest
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of close to for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "close to" is an adverb. It's also a preposition.
      Definiteness: Level 1
      Definite    ➨     Versatile