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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.
See also: close, come

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.
Illingworth further said that had Trueman been alive, he would have been the first to congratulate Anderson on his performance and for coming close to beating his record
Beith mounted an onslaught on the visitors' goal but Maryhill were dangerous on the break and could have added to their score with Scobie, Michael Tolland and Brian Chiesa all coming close.
Ead swimmer David Roberts has targeted gold in his favourite 100m freestyle event today after coming close to 50m bronze.
Nick Smith, Ascot's head of public relations, said: ``It's another great crowd, just like Ascot last year coming close to the attendance on Gold Cup day, which reflects the increasing popularity of the Friday.''
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.
Meanwhile, Gildemeister says it's coming close to an announced sales target of 1-billion euros for the current fiscal year.
However, Costco has dropped plans to come to the city after coming close to finalizing an agreement at the same development.
Earlier, the Israeli military pounded Palestinian headquarters in the West Bank and Gaza, hitting empty buildings in Bethlehem and Gaza and coming close to Yasser Arafat himself in Ramallah.
Here are a few companies that are coming close to building truly lifelike humanoid robots:
The Christmas story is about God coming close enough to be a baby, close enough to be homeless, close enough to be a refugee.
Despite coming close on a couple, Hicks came away from the fire sale empty handed.
Yet everything else about his pictures might be regarded as inducements to coming close and closing in - even the glass itself, which, precisely because it's protective, encourages a viewer to peer within the prophylactic frame.
The segments lined up alongside the full molecule, coming close to each other in an orientation amenable to bonding.
In fact, recent data indicates that heavy year-end closures boosted '95 over $18 billion - coming close to the $20 billion charted for '94 - because of lower than expected interest rates and a hope that rates will rise this year.