close adj.

1 near

VERBS be | draw, get She grew increasingly nervous as the date of the audition drew closer. | keep, stay Keep close to me.

ADV. extremely, very | fairly, quite | together Their birthdays are very close together.

PREP. to Get close to the microphone.

2 friendly and loving

VERBS be, feel, seem The two sisters seemed very close. | become, grow After the death of their parents the two children grew very close. | remain

ADV. very | quite

PREP. to He was quite close to his older brother.