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- near is part of the Basic English 850.
- (UK) IPA (key): /nɪə/, SAMPA: /nI@/
- (US) IPA (key): /nɪɚ/, SAMPA: /nI@`/
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- With a small distance between; close.
- The end is near.
- She lives near me.
- The house is near the beach.
- It was a near miss, but the car didn't hit us.
- The nearest thing to me is my family.
- We'll be meeting again in the near future.
- To come close to, approach.
- We neared the beach.