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come close

1. To physically move towards someone or something. Come close, kids, so you can see better.
2. To nearly or almost do something. We came close to hitting that car, but luckily, it swerved out of our way at the last second.
3. To be similar to someone or something else, often in a particular way. Oh, your replacement doesn't even come close to you—she's totally disorganized, and bossy too. Megan's a genius, so no other student at school comes close to her.
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come close

 (to someone or something)
1. Lit. to approach very near to someone or something. Come close to me and keep me warm. I didn't touch it, but I really came close that time.
2. Fig. to approximate someone or something in a specific quality. When it comes to kindness, you don't even come close to Jane. You don't come close to the former owners in caring for your property.
See also: close, come

come ˈclose (to something/to doing something)

almost reach or do something: He’d come close to death.We didn’t win but we came close.
See also: close, come
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Romania looked stronger in the dying minutes with Vlad Chiriches coming close.
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For a moment I thought it was some sort of reunion, but as their various owners paid and moved off in different directions, I realised that we must surely be coming close to market saturation.
The first half was evenly contested but the second half saw Stokesley pushing forward and coming close with several good attempts.
But in the end the hiccups, which had been coming close to 50 times a minute, suddenly stopped of their own accord yesterday evening, as mysteriously as they had started.
It crossed a safety zone and is coming close to the freeway,'' Esposito said.
The damage to body, soul and spirit is so penetrating and thorough that one cannot imagine even coming close to a substantial rehabilitation for the vast majority of them.
However, Costco has dropped plans to come to the city after coming close to finalizing an agreement at the same development.
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