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She moved closer, trying to hear what Jack was saying.
He clutched his bag close to his chest.
Mark was standing dangerously close to the edge of the cliff.
Mary went first, with Jill close behind.
They lay close together on the beach.
He drew me close and hugged me tightly.
We didn't need to worry because help was close at hand.
This is the American English definition of close. View British English definition of close.
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