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.
Benefits of Onions
To Protect Teeth
Eat raw onions. It kills harmful bacteria and stops bad breath. Several servings of onion each week are sufficient to statistically lower your risk of some types of cancer. For colorectal, laryngeal, and ovarian cancer, between 1 7 servings of onion has been shown to provide risk reduction. But for decreased risk of oral and esophageal cancer, youll need to consume one onion serving per day (approximately 1/2 cup).