close to (someone or something)

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close to (someone or something)

1. Near in physical proximity to someone or something. You're too close to the curb, Jen! You need to pull the car out into the road a little. Please don't get so close to me!
2. Similar to someone or something in characteristics or attributes. The generic brand is actually pretty close to the more expensive stuff in terms of taste, and it's less than half the price! In terms of talent, Darrell doesn't even come close to you!
3. Having an intimate involvement, association, or relationship with someone or something. Patty and I didn't really like each other when we were kids, but I've been getting quite close to her in recent years. I've been very close to this project since its inception, so it has been a little hard for me to relinquish control to others. You don't want to appear too close to the company right now, Senator. The optics would be very bad for your reelection campaign.
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*close to someone or something

1. near someone or something. (*Typically: get ~; stand ~; sit ~; move ~.) Don't get close to me. I have a cold. If you get close to the fire, you may get burned.
2. approximating someone or something in some quality or measure. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) This brand of frozen fish does not even get close to that brand in flavor and freshness. Tom doesn't even get close to Nancy when it comes to artistic ability.
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*close to someone

friendly or intimate with someone. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) She is very shy and really won't let anyone get close to her. It is difficult to get close to a loner like Wally.
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close something to someone

to prevent someone or some type of person from participating in or attending something. We closed membership to anyone who signed up late. They had to close the registration to nonresidents.
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close to (or close on)

(of an amount) almost; very nearly.
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close ˈup

in a position very near to something: The picture looks very different when you see it close to.
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References in classic literature ?
One morning he saw Teeka squatted upon a low branch hugging something very close to her hairy breast-- a wee something which squirmed and wriggled.
Now she sat upon a high branch, safe out of harm's way, cuddling the little thing close to her hairy breast, the while her savage little eyes bored down upon the contestants in the clearing, and her ferocious voice urged Taug and the other bulls to leap into the melee.
He turned and saw her with the balu hugged close to her hairy breast, and put out his hands to take the little one, expecting that Teeka would bare her fangs and spring upon him; but instead she placed the balu in his arms, and coming nearer, licked his frightful wounds.
From some place of concealment near at hand Oolanga appeared, and came close to her. Adam noticed, with surprised amusement, that over his shoulder was the box with the mongoose.
Korak came close to her. There was a new light in his eyes as she looked up into them; but she did not understand it.
Raja stood over her, growling, his jaws close to her throat.