come close meaning
Verb: come close
- Nearly do something
"She came close to quitting her job"
- Be close or similar
Derived forms: came close, comes close, come close, coming close
1. Lit. to approach very near to someone or something.
Come close to me and keep me warm.
I didn't touch it, but I really came close that time.
2. Fig. to approximate someone or something in a specific quality.
When it comes to kindness, you don't even come close to Jane.
You don't come close to the former owners in caring for your property.
- when i come close he just hides inside his shell.
- do drunkards blur reality, or come closer to it?
- an isolated cell comes close to satisfying the likeness of a zygote.
- should the object come closer than this near point, the image will blur.
- pricing decisions made in a collusive atmosphere come close to monopoly pricing.