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  • 1 keep (close) tabs on — informal phrase to watch someone carefully to see what they do, or to watch something carefully The police have been keeping close tabs on the organization. Thesaurus: to watch someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: tab …

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  • 2 keep (close) tabs on somebody — keep (close) tabs on sb/sth idiom (informal) to watch sb/sth carefully in order to know what is happening so that you can control a particular situation • It s not always possible to keep tabs on everyone s movements. Main entry: ↑tabidiom …

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  • 3 keep (close) tabs on something — keep (close) tabs on sb/sth idiom (informal) to watch sb/sth carefully in order to know what is happening so that you can control a particular situation • It s not always possible to keep tabs on everyone s movements. Main entry: ↑tabidiom …

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  • 4 close — close1 W1S1 [kləuz US klouz] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(shut)¦ 2¦(move parts together)¦ 3¦(shut for period of time)¦ 4¦(stop operating)¦ 5¦(end)¦ 6 close an account 7¦(in money markets)¦ 8 close a deal/sale/contract etc 9¦(offer finishes)¦ …

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  • 5 close — 1 verb 1 SHUT (I, T) to shut something so that there is no longer a space or hole, or to become shut in this way: Ann closed her book and stood up. | close a door/window/gate: Would you mind if I closed the window? | close the… …

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  • 6 close — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun VERB + CLOSE ▪ bring sth to ▪ The chairperson brought the meeting to a close. ▪ come to, draw to ▪ The decade drew to a close with the threat of war hanging over Europe …

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  • 7 close — I. verb (closed; closing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French clos , stem of clore, from Latin claudere to shut, close; perhaps akin to Greek kleiein to close more at clavicle Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to move so as to bar …

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  • 8 keep back — Synonyms and related words: abstain, arrest, backpedal, backwater, block, bosom, bottle up, brake, bridle, check, classify, clip the wings, conceal, confine, conserve, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, countercheck, curb, curtail, dam… …

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  • 9 keep from — Synonyms and related words: abstain, abstain from, anticipate, arrest, avert, avoid, bar, bosom, bridle, check, classify, conceal, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, curb, curtail, debar, decelerate, deflect, deter, discourage,… …

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  • 10 Close to Home (1989 TV series) — Close to Home Genre Sitcom Created by Brian Cooke Directed by Nic Phillips (1989) Ian Hamilton (1989–90) Alistair Clarke (credited as Alistair Clark 1990) Starring …

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  • 11 Close Enough for Love (Andy Williams album) — Close Enough for Love Studio album by Andy Williams Released 1986 …

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  • 12 keep (a) close watch on someone — keep (a) close watch on (someone/something) to guard or follow carefully someone or something. With an international team keeping close watch on polling stations, voters chose from an array of 12 candidates. Republicans are warning the president… …

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  • 13 keep (a) close watch on something — keep (a) close watch on (someone/something) to guard or follow carefully someone or something. With an international team keeping close watch on polling stations, voters chose from an array of 12 candidates. Republicans are warning the president… …

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  • 14 keep (a) close watch on — (someone/something) to guard or follow carefully someone or something. With an international team keeping close watch on polling stations, voters chose from an array of 12 candidates. Republicans are warning the president to keep a close watch on …

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  • 15 Keep You Close — Album par dEUS Sortie 16 septembre 2011 Enregistrement 2011 Anvers Genre Rock …

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  • 16 close-mouthed — close lippedˈ or close mouthedˈ adjective Reticent, saying little • • • Main Entry: ↑close * * * close mouthed UK [ˌkləʊs ˈmaʊθd] US [ˌkloʊsˈmaʊθd] adjective not saying anything about a subject because you want to keep it secret Thesaurus: secret …

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  • 17 close to your chest — see ↑close, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑chest close to your chest (or US close to the vest) ◇ If you hold, keep, or play something close to your chest or close to the vest, you do not tell other people about it. It s better to hold such information …

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  • 18 close at hand — {adj. phr.} Handy; close by; within one s range. * /My calendar isn t close at hand, so I can t tell you whether we can come next week or not./ * /I always keep my pencils and erasers close at hand when I work on a draft proposal./ …

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  • 19 close at hand — {adj. phr.} Handy; close by; within one s range. * /My calendar isn t close at hand, so I can t tell you whether we can come next week or not./ * /I always keep my pencils and erasers close at hand when I work on a draft proposal./ …

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  • 20 Close Quarters Battle — (CQB) or close quarters combat (CQC) is a type of fighting in which small units engage the enemy with personal weapons at very short range, potentially to the point of hand to hand combat. In the typical CQB scenario, the attackers try a very… …

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