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next to

EnglishEdit

AdverbEdit

next to

  1. (idiomatic) Almost; nearly.
    It is next to impossible to get him to admit it, but he writes very well.

PrepositionEdit

next to

  1. Beside; alongside.
    Do you mind if I sit next to you?
  2. Immediately following or preceding in a sequence; just subsequent or previous.
    When you start the next to the last roll, get some more paper.
  3. Compared to.
    • 2013 August 10, “A new prescription”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8848: 
      As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs.

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