1. Close to means near.
Your house is close to the metro station.
They are sitting close to each other.
2. Close to indicates a very friendly or intimate relationship.
She is very close to her older sister.
3. Close to (adverb) can mean almost.
I wrote close to fifty invitations this morning.
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Protecting bones Arm and wrist
strengthener To strengthen the arms and wrists, start in Downward dog. Stretch into your heels and firm the legs. Keeping the arms straight, move your head and shoulders forward until your shoulders are over your wrists. Your body should be rigid, like a plank, with no sags and curves. Spread the hands well and maintain the stretch down the legs and into the heels. Take a couple of breaths and move back into Downward dog, then rest with bottom on heels. Repeat two or three times.