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Definition 1: move towards - [verb of motion]

Samples where come near or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We were approaching our destination
  • They are drawing near
  • The enemy army came nearer and nearer

Synonyms for come near in the sense of this definition

(come near is a kind of ...) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

"He came singing down the road" "Come with me to the Casbah" "come down here!" "come out of the closet!" "come into the room"

(... is a kind of come near ) approach while driving

"The truck entered the driveway and drove up towards the house"

(... is a kind of come near ) sail towards another vessel, of a ship

(... is a kind of come near ) push one's way into (a space)

(... is a kind of come near ) draw near

"The probe closed with the space station"

(... is a kind of come near ) approach a certain age or speed

"She is pushing fifty"

(come near implies ...) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

(come near has a similar meaning as ...) come near in time

"Winter is approaching" "approaching old age"

Definition 2: come near in time - [verb of motion]

Samples where come near or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Winter is approaching
  • approaching old age

Synonyms for come near in the sense of this definition

(come near is a kind of ...) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

"He came singing down the road" "Come with me to the Casbah" "come down here!" "come out of the closet!" "come into the room"

(... is a kind of come near ) grow late or (of time) elapse

"It is getting on midnight--let's all go to bed!"

(come near has a similar meaning as ...) move towards

"We were approaching our destination" "They are drawing near" "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

Samples where come near or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She came near to screaming with fear

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