121 121 121 close close close interests of neutral description: a social worker, for example, will now have clients rather than ... a#39;the period of life when fertility and sexual activity are in declinea#39;. climate developed its figurative meaning a#39;the prevailing trend of ... As a verb, clone has developed corresponding transitive senses: to clone a person or thing is to make a close copy. ... The adjective close merges into an adverb in uses such as come close, lie close, run close, stick close, etc., anbsp;...
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