close-in

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close to abutting , adjacent , adjoining , contiguous , near
common North American maple tree; five-lobed leaves are light green above and silvery white beneath; source of hard close-grained but brittle light-brown wood Acer saccharinum , silver maple
maple of eastern and central North America having three-lobed to five-lobed leaves and hard close-grained wood much used for cabinet work especially the curly-grained form; sap is chief source of maple syrup and maple sugar; many subspecies Acer saccharum , rock maple , sugar maple
close meeting or session adjourn
relationship, close affinity , liaison
process of paying close and continuous attention alertness , vigilance , wakefulness , watchfulness
close association alliance
very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourself alter ego
American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coat American pit bull terrier , American Staffordshire terrier , pit bull terrier , Staffordshire terrier
herb with scarlet or white or purple blossoms that close at approach of rainy weather Anagallis arvensis , poor man's weatherglass , red pimpernel , scarlet pimpernel
ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening anatomical sphincter , sphincter , sphincter muscle
close by anear , near
act of positioning close together (or side by side) apposition , collocation , juxtaposition
close approximation approach
approach or come close to approximate
come close to approximate
close fighting during the culmination of a military attack assault
low-level programing language; close approximation to machine language assembly language
tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem asthenopia , eyestrain
close behind at one's heels
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