closer

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US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n.′zər; adj. klōsər)

From close (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
closer
adj comparative
closest
adj superlative
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

closer

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. let me take a closer look
  2. need to take a closer look
  3. on closer examination...
  4. revealed upon closer inspection
  5. the game [was, turned out] closer than I expected
  6. was closer than I thought
  7. have never gotten closer (than this) before
  8. is closer than I have ever come to...
  9. the closer I get, the [more, less] I [want, need, think]
  10. is closer to the [truth, answer]
  11. you're getting closer
  12. move closer to [work, downtown]
  13. is coming closer (and closer)
  14. came closer until...
  15. closer together
  16. have grown closer
  17. are closer than ever
  18. wish we were closer
  19. we used to be closer
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

close

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a close [relative, friend] (of mine)
  2. (only) [to, for] close friends and family
  3. was a close [match, contest, competition]
  4. am close with my [parents, friends, teachers]
  5. am (not) [very, really] close to my [parents]
  6. a close [call, encounter] (with)
  7. too close [a, to] call
  8. that was too close for comfort!
  9. close to [losing, winning, getting caught]
  10. (phew,) that was close!
  11. that was a close one!
  12. is the closest I have (ever) come to [losing]
  13. was close to tears
  14. close to the [minimum, maximum, record]
  15. live close to the [city, center, station]
  16. is closer to the [city] than I thought
  17. close to [red, gold, the real thing]
  18. is close by
  19. his comments are close to [treason, blasphemy, anarchy]
  20. [doesn't, cannot] (even) come close to
  21. a [cause, issue] (that is) close to my heart
  22. [summer, winter] is close (upon us)
  23. UK: [it's, the weather is] (so) close today
  24. keep your [friends, enemies, children] close
  25. keep a close eye on
v
  1. close the [door, window, gate]
  2. the [door] closed
  3. [shall I, could you] close the door?
  4. close my account
  5. close (down) the [store, restaurant, business, account]
  6. the [store] closed (down)
  7. closed down due to [family reasons, bankruptcy]
  8. the [store] is closing
  9. close up the [store]
  10. close up for the [evening, night, day, afternoon]
  11. closed up for business
  12. close at [5 pm]
  13. close (up) and go home
  14. close up shop (for the day)
  15. close the [connection, session]
  16. [police, they] closed off the [street, path]
  17. closed the [street] off (to traffic)
  18. close and cancel
  19. close the border to [tourists, immigrants]
  20. close (on) a deal
  21. close on [a new house, the job]
  22. the play closed (after)
  23. the [police, walls] were closing in on him
n
  1. [a dramatic, an unexpected, a sudden] close
  2. the [match, party] came to a [dramatic] close
  3. [bring, draw] the [day, meeting, conversation, movie] to a close
  4. at the close of (the) day
  5. cricket: [at, by] close of play
  6. UK, business: by close of play [today, tomorrow]
  7. UK: in a [quiet, suburban] close
  8. UK: [she lives at, her address is] 59, Orchard Close
adv
  1. she [stood, sat, stayed] close to me
  2. (don't) [stand, sit, get] so close to
  3. is [getting, coming, driving] closer
  4. [look, move, come] (a little) closer
additional examples
  1. close the [door, window, gate]
  2. [a dramatic, an unexpected, a sudden] close
  3. a close [relative, friend] (of mine)
  4. the [door] closed
  5. the [match, party] came to a [dramatic] close
  6. (only) [to, for] close friends and family
  7. [shall I, could you] close the door?
  8. [bring, draw] the [day, meeting, conversation, movie] to a close
  9. was a close [match, contest, competition]
  10. close my account
  11. at the close of (the) day
  12. the [match] was close-fought
  13. close (down) the [store, restaurant, business, account]
  14. cricket: [at, by] close of play
  15. was a close-fought [match]
  16. the [store] closed (down)
  17. UK, business: by close of play [today, tomorrow]
  18. am close with my [parents, friends, teachers]
  19. closed down due to [family reasons, bankruptcy]
  20. UK: in a [quiet, suburban] close
  21. am (not) [very, really] close to my [parents]
  22. the [store] is closing
  23. UK: [she lives at, her address is] 59, Orchard Close
  24. a close [call, encounter] (with)
  25. close up the [store]
  26. too close [a, to] call
  27. close up for the [evening, night, day, afternoon]
  28. that was too close for comfort!
  29. closed up for business
  30. close to [losing, winning, getting caught]
  31. close at [5 pm]
  32. (phew,) that was close!
  33. close (up) and go home
  34. that was a close one!
  35. close up shop (for the day)
  36. is the closest I have (ever) come to [losing]
  37. close the [connection, session]
  38. was close to tears
  39. [police, they] closed off the [street, path]
  40. close to the [minimum, maximum, record]
  41. closed the [street] off (to traffic)
  42. live close to the [city, center, station]
  43. close and cancel
  44. is closer to the [city] than I thought
  45. close the border to [tourists, immigrants]
  46. close to [red, gold, the real thing]
  47. close (on) a deal
  48. she [stood, sat, stayed] close to me
  49. close on [a new house, the job]
  50. (don't) [stand, sit, get] so close to
  51. the play closed (after)
  52. is close by
  53. the [police, walls] were closing in on him
  54. his comments are close to [treason, blasphemy, anarchy]
  55. [doesn't, cannot] (even) come close to
  56. a [cause, issue] (that is) close to my heart
  57. [summer, winter] is close (upon us)
  58. is [getting, coming, driving] closer
  59. [look, move, come] (a little) closer
  60. UK: [it's, the weather is] (so) close today
  61. keep your [friends, enemies, children] close
  62. keep a close eye on
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