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[nekst] /nɛkst/
adjective
1.
immediately following in time, order, importance, etc.:
the next day; the next person in line.
2.
nearest or adjacent in place or position:
the next room.
3.
nearest in relationship or kinship.
adverb
4.
in the place, time, importance, etc., nearest or immediately following:
We're going to London next. This is my next oldest daughter.
5.
on the first occasion to follow:
when next we meet.
preposition
6.
adjacent to; nearest:
It's in the closet next the blackboard.
Idioms
7.
get next to (someone), Informal. to get into the favor or good graces of; become a good friend of.
8.
next door to,
  1. in an adjacent house, apartment, office, etc.; neighboring.
  2. in a position of proximity; near to:
    They are next door to poverty.
9.
next to,
  1. adjacent to:
    He sat next to his sister.
  2. almost; nearly:
    next to impossible.
  3. aside from:
    Next to cake, ice cream is my favorite dessert.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English next(e), Old English nēxt, nēhst, niehst, superlative of nēah nigh (see -est1); cognate with Icelandic nǣstr, German nächst; cf. near
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British Dictionary definitions for get next to someone

next

/nɛkst/
adjective
1.
immediately following: the next patient to be examined, do it next week
2.
immediately adjoining: the next room
3.
closest to in degree: the tallest boy next to James, the next-best thing
4.
the next but one, the one after the next
adverb
5.
at a time or on an occasion immediately to follow: the patient to be examined next, next, he started to unscrew the telephone receiver
6.
next to
  1. adjacent to; at or on one side of: the house next to ours
  2. following in degree: next to your mother, who do you love most?
  3. almost: next to impossible
preposition
7.
(archaic) next to
Word Origin
Old English nēhst, superlative of nēahnigh; compare near, neighbour
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Word Origin and History for get next to someone

next

adj.

Old English niehsta, nyhsta (West Saxon), nesta (Anglian) "nearest, closest," superlative of neah (West Saxon), neh (Anglian) "nigh;" from Proto-Germanic *nekh- "near" + superlative suffix *-istaz. Cognate with Old Norse næstr, Dutch naast "next," Old High German nahisto "neighbor," German nächst "next." Adverbial and prepositional use from c.1200. Phrase the next person "a typical person" is from 1857.

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Slang definitions & phrases for get next to someone

get next to someone

verb phrase

To become familiar with someone, esp in view of sexual favors: I'm telling you, you were liable to get next to that broad (1896+)


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