next\ door

next\ door
adv or adj
1. In or to the next house or apartment.

He lived next door to me.

She telephoned next door to ask about John.

The house next door caught fire.

2. Very close. - Used with "to".

The sick man was next door to death.

Printing secrets about our country's missiles is next door to treason.


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