1 only a short distance away, or separated by only a short distance
We can walk to the swimming pool – it’s quite close.
close to: The hotel is close to the centre of town.
close together: He had a cruel face with eyes that were too close together.
close proximity: The area is in close proximity to a huge shopping centre.
at close quarters/range: He had observed President Roosevelt at close quarters and absorbed many of his techniques.
close work (=done only a short distance from your eyes): I only need my glasses for close work such as sewing.
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