near

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 [ˈnɪər]


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near

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. the [time, moment] is getting near
  2. are getting near (to)
  3. she came nearer to [see, read, look]
  4. [the time, the day, winter is] drawing near
  5. (as) they drew near to [the city, the town, Chicago]
  6. the [company, building, bed] was near to collapse
  7. is (very) near to my heart
  8. is near as [good, fast, well made] as
  9. is nowhere near [good, wide, big] enough
  10. are nowhere near [finished, complete]
  11. slang: damn near [killed him, made me cry]
adj
  1. in the near future
  2. is near and dear to me
  3. my nearest and dearest friends
  4. it was a (very) near thing
  5. [we had, it was] a near miss
v
  1. nearing [your destination, the store, the school]
  2. nearing the top of the [mountain, hill]
  3. nearing the end of [the line, his life]
  4. the [project, discussion, trial] was nearing an end
  5. is nearing [completion, termination]
  6. nearing [retirement, extinction, capacity]
  7. nearing [a decision, a conclusion, an agreement]
  8. nearing the season [of, for]
  9. neared a [check, tipping, rest] point
  10. nearing [quickly, at high speed]
prep
  1. let's meet near the [school, park]
  2. is near breaking point
  3. (right) near the [end, top, beginning] (of)
additional examples
  1. nearing [your destination, the store, the school]
  2. in the near future
  3. nearing the top of the [mountain, hill]
  4. is near and dear to me
  5. nearing the end of [the line, his life]
  6. my nearest and dearest friends
  7. the [project, discussion, trial] was nearing an end
  8. it was a (very) near thing
  9. is nearing [completion, termination]
  10. [we had, it was] a near miss
  11. nearing [retirement, extinction, capacity]
  12. a near-fatal [accident, fall, crash]
  13. nearing [a decision, a conclusion, an agreement]
  14. the [time, moment] is getting near
  15. nearing the season [of, for]
  16. are getting near (to)
  17. neared a [check, tipping, rest] point
  18. she came nearer to [see, read, look]
  19. nearing [quickly, at high speed]
  20. [the time, the day, winter is] drawing near
  21. (as) they drew near to [the city, the town, Chicago]
  22. let's meet near the [school, park]
  23. is near (to) the [school, church]
  24. is near breaking point
  25. (right) near the [end, top, beginning] (of)
  26. the [company, building, bed] was near to collapse
  27. is (very) near to my heart
  28. is near as [good, fast, well made] as
  29. is nowhere near [good, wide, big] enough
  30. are nowhere near [finished, complete]
  31. slang: damn near [killed him, made me cry]
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