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next to

1. Bordering; alongside of. The car next to mine is parked a little too close, so I'll have to pull out so you can get in. I loved living next to a farm as a kid. I could go and see the animals whenever I wanted.
2. Coming next in order or degree. I've always been next to Jeff in height. My favorite person is my baby sister, next to my mommy and daddy of course.
3. Almost; very nearly. This class was useless; I've learned next to nothing! It will be next to impossible to find a suitable candidate in time.
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next to someone or something

near to someone or something; adjacent to someone or something. I live next to a bank. Please sit next to me.
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next to

1. Adjacent to, as in The car next to mine has a flat tire, [Late 1300s]
2. Following in order or degree, as in Next to skiing, she likes hiking. [Early 1500s]
3. Almost, practically, as in It's next to impossible to predict the outcome, or I earned next to nothing last year. [Second half of 1600s]
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next to

1. Adjacent to: the car next to hers.
2. Following in order or degree: Next to skiing, she likes hiking.
3. Almost; practically: next to impossible.
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