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1.Nigh, close, neighboring, adjacent, contiguous, proximate, adjoining, bordering upon, approximate to, close upon, close by, hard upon, close at hand.2.Imminent, impending, forthcoming, approaching, threatening, at hand, about to happen, going to happen.3.Intimate, dear, familiar, closely allied, closely attached.4.Direct, short, straight, immediate, close.5.Close, literal, accurate.6.Close, narrow.7.Left.8.Close, narrow, niggardly, parsimonious, close-fisted.9.Closely related, allied by blood.10.Present, ready.II. ad.Nearly, closely, within a little of, almost, well-nigh.III. prep.Nigh, close to, close by, not far from.IV. v. n.Approach, come nearer.V. v. a.Approach, draw near.
New dictionary of synonyms. 2014.