Definition of Come close

1. Verb. Nearly do something. "She came close to quitting her job"

Generic synonyms: Act, Move



2. Verb. Be close or similar. "Her results approximate my own"
Exact synonyms: Approximate
Generic synonyms: Resemble
Specialized synonyms: Approach, Border On
Derivative terms: Approximative

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Close

come after
come again
come alive
come along
come and go
come apart
come around
come away
come back
come before
come between
come by
come clean
come close (current term)
come down
come down on
come down the pike
come down to
come down to us
come down with
come for
come forth
come forward
come from
come from behind
come full circle
come hell or high water
come hither

Literary usage of Come close

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"... their part) we may keep the galleys which once come close up from falling back again. For we are brought to a ; necessity now, of making it a land-fight ..."

2. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"Dodge—Ardour of the men—come close upon the Indians—Battle of the Wisconsin heights—Defeat of the Indians—Their retreat across the river—Reasons why Gen. ..."

3. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1896)
"I dared not come close up, but once or twice I caught sight of a fluttering white skirt through the trees, and this was a comfort to me ; and so I followed ..."

4. A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, in Three Parts: In Three Parts by Jonathan Edwards (1821)
"... and to be their shield to defend them from God's displeasure; while they come close to him, even to his bosom, the place of his children, ..."

5. Practical Pictorial Photography by Alfred Horsley Hinton (1898)
"increase in size, until they become gigantic as they come close to one. Having noted this on the projection screen, next apply the observation in the street ..."

6. A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections: In Three Parts ; I. Nature of by Jonathan Edwards (1821)
"... and to be their shield to defend them from God's displeasure; while they come close to him, even to his bosom, the place of his children, ..."

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