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near Idioms & Phrases


come near

  • verb almost do or experience something
    • She came near to screaming with fear
  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • verb come near in time
    approach.
    • Winter is approaching
    • approaching old age
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draw near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
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Far and near

  • adverb over great areas or distances; everywhere
    far and wide.
    • he traveled far and wide
    • the news spread far and wide
    • people came from far and near
    • searched for the child far and near
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  • at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region.
Webster 1913

Hard by, near by

  • ; close at hand; not far off. "Hard by a cottage chimney smokes." Milton.
Webster 1913

near beer

  • noun drink that resembles beer but with less than 1/2 percent alcohol
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near east

  • noun the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century
    Mideast; Middle East.
    • the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization
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near gale

  • noun wind moving 32-38 knots; 7 on the Beaufort scale
    moderate gale.
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near miss

  • noun an accidental collision that is narrowly avoided
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Near the wind

  • (Naut.), close to the wind; closehauled.
Webster 1913

near thing

  • noun something that barely avoids failure or disaster
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near vision

  • noun vision for objects 2 feet or closer to the viewer
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near-blind

  • adjective satellite having greatly reduced vision
    dim-sighted; visually impaired; sand-blind; purblind; visually challenged.
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near-death experience

  • noun the experience of being close to death but surviving
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near-legged

Near"-legged` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having the feet so near together that they interfere in traveling. Shak.
Webster 1913

To come near or nigh

  • to approach in place or quality to be equal to. "Nothing ancient or modern seems to come near it." Sir W. Temple.
Webster 1913

To come near to

  • to want but little of; to approximate to. "Such a sum he found would go near to ruin him." Addison.
Webster 1913

To get near

  • to approach within a small distance.
Webster 1913