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- comparative form of : more close
- 1976, Sidney L. Greenblatt, editor, The People of Taihang, White Plains, NY: International Arts and Sciences Press, →ISBN, LCCN 74-15389, OCLC 924851974, page 168:
- In the spring of 1938 the Japanese imperialists invaded Yü-tz'u and T'ai-ku in Shansi. Everyone was in panic as the flames of war came closer and closer to Hsiang-yüan hsien.
- 2013 July 20, “Welcome to the plastisphere”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
- [The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].
- IPA(key): /ˈkləʊzɚ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkloʊzɚ/
Audio (US), noun (file)
- Rhymes: -əʊzə(ɹ), (General American) -oʊzə(ɹ)
closer (plural closers)
- Someone or something that closes.
- In our organization, the VP of Sales usually acts as the closer.
- Someone or something that concludes.
- The DJ chose a fantastic track as his closer at the end of the night.
- (sales) Synonym of
- The last stone in a horizontal course, if smaller than the others; a piece of brick finishing a course.
- 1852, Notes on Building and Road-making:
- The longitudinal bond of the walls is only 24 inches, or one fourth of the length of a brick of 9 inches, and is obtained by introducing closers 24 inches broad
- (baseball) A relief pitcher who specializes in getting the last three outs of the game. See Wikipedia:closer (baseball)
- They brought their closer in for the ninth.
baseball: relief pitcher