close by

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Preposition[edit]

close by

  1. Close, near, nearby: in proximity (to).
    1. With a noun-phrase complement.
      She lives close by us.
    2. With no explicit complement.
      There isn't any good source of water close by.
    3. With the preposition to introducing a noun-phrase complement.
      He waited close by to the store.
    4. Preceding and modifying a noun.
      The close-by family members tried to help.