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closer: nearer; having a better relationship
My sister is closer to my mother than I am. She's always had a better relationship with her than I have.
Now that I have moved, I live closer to the beach. I'm much nearer to the sea than before.

close (to): near, next (to)


  • "I'm getting closer."
  • "Who do you think comes closer: the expert who's worked with cows all his life;"
  • "In my mind, a birthday is no different than a funeral - both events indicate that you are moving closer to being lowered into the ground."
  • "Closer. Closer. Too close!"
  • "Then come closer. closer. not too close!"
  • "As for the fragrance, I'm no expert, but it smells similar enough to merit a closer analysis from our experts."
  • "Authorities speculated that the group's chance for survival was 'slim to none', then specified that it was closer to .006 percent."
  • "or Las Vegas, but I'd settle for something a little closer to home if the budget won't budge."
  • "Closer. Closer."
  • "Despite this isolated incident, I believe that our two cultures are closer than ever, and this is reflected by this collaboration between the perfumers of our two great nations."

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