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English verb: come near

1. come near (social) almost do or experience something


SamplesShe came near to screaming with fear.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE

2. come near (motion) move towards


SamplesWe were approaching our destination.
They are drawing near.
The enemy army came nearer and nearer.


ExamplesSam and Sue come near


Synonymsapproach, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)come, come up


Narrower (hyponym)bear down on, bear down upon, close, crowd, drive up, edge in, edge up, push


Entailadvance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress


Verb groupapproach, come near

3. come near (motion) come near in time


SamplesWinter is approaching.
Approaching old age.


Synonymsapproach


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)come, come up


Narrower (hyponym)get on


Verb groupapproach, come near, come on, draw close, draw near, go up, near









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