get close
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get close(
geht
 
kloz
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to come near)
a. acercarse
I feel very nervous whenever my colleague Adam gets close to me.Me pongo muy nerviosa cada vez que mi compañero Adam se acerca a mí.
b. aproximarse
Thanksgiving is getting close and I haven't bought the turkey yet.Se aproxima el Día de Acción de Gracias y aún no he comprado el pavo.
2. (to almost reach)
a. acercarse
You haven't hit upon the solution yet, but you're getting close.No has dado con la solución todavía, pero te estás acercando.
3. (to start a relationship)
a. intimar
James and Norma got close when they worked together in a film back in the nineties.James y Norma intimaron cuando trabajaron juntos en una película en los años noventa.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
4. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. acércate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Get close, Johnny. My eyesight is very poor and I can hardly see you.Acércate, Johnny. Tengo la vista muy mal y apenas puedo verte.
5. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. acérquense (plural)
Ladies and gentleman! Please get close and watch the wonderful street act that's about to begin!¡Damas y caballeros! ¡Acérquense, por favor, y vean el maravilloso espectáculo callejero que está a punto de comenzar!
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