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English verb: come close

1. come close (social) nearly do something

SamplesShe came close to quitting her job.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)act, move

2. come close (stative) be close or similar

SamplesHer results approximate my own.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)resemble

Narrower (hyponym)approach, border on

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