Definition of 'next to'
Example sentences containing 'next to'
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You were Home Secretary for six years and did next to nowt about it then. The Sun (2016)Here is a little sailing ship drawn next to a poem about the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But you will pray you are not sat next to one of them. The Sun (2013)Next to him is another man with a large and restless dog. The Secrets of Musical Confidence (1994)These blocks should not be considered as discrete units which can simply be placed next to one another. Critical Social Research (1990)Commercial aircraft are required to have two pilots but she very rarely has another pilot next to her. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They will look at the same book or sit next to one another and play with their soft toys. The Sun (2013)An explicit message was also uploaded next to facts about Cambridge. The Sun (2009)Here's where to go if you want to stay in a room next to one. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Virtually identical, they stood next to one another. The Sun (2008)Her portrait is at the top of the stairs, next to one of the earl himself. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They sat me at the end of the table during dinner, next to another wife. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Next to him is another stuffed toy with a woman's head. The Sun (2013)One is that the dictionary contains next to no information about its own procedures, past or future. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)There will be many tables free in the cafe, but they will choose the one right next to you. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the morning I woke up next to one of them. The Sun (2014)You can get cracking with next to no messing about and I always keep a couple in the shed. The Sun (2016)It's just a shame the presentation is so basic, with next to no information about the films. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'next to'
British English: next to /nɛkst tə/ PREPOSITION
If one thing is next to another, it is at the side of it.
She sat down next to him on the sofa.
- American English: next to
- Arabic: بِجِوارِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: perto de
- Chinese: 在...旁边
- Croatian: pored
- Czech: vedle
- Danish: ved siden af
- Dutch: naast
- European Spanish: al lado de
- Finnish: vieressä
- French: près de
- German: neben
- Greek: δίπλα σε
- Italian: vicino a
- Japanese: ･･･の隣に
- Korean: ...의 옆에
- Norwegian: ved siden av
- Polish: obok
- European Portuguese: perto de
- Romanian: lângă
- Russian: после
- Spanish: al lado de
- Swedish: bredvid
- Thai: ข้างๆ
- Turkish: yanında
- Ukrainian: поруч
- Vietnamese: bên cạnh
Definition of next to from the Collins English Dictionary
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