One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A short distance between someone or something and a target.‘two bullets fired at close range’‘watching a bird at close range’
- ‘He scored his second, and fifth of the campaign, with a close-range shot in the 67th minute’
- ‘Just before half time, she made it 4-0 with a close-range effort.’
- ‘Third, under stress of a sudden close-range attack, most people respond with just their strong hand.’
- ‘The drive for the clinching score began from a close-range lineout.’
- ‘This allowed him to knock the ball across to O'Connor, who slid a close-range shot into the net.’
- ‘He scored his first point and then went close to getting another goal but his close-range effort came back off the post.’
- ‘Three Englishmen fell dead on the bridge, and nine were injured badly by the close-range fire.’
- ‘It is also equipped with a close-range weapon at the far end of the barrel.’
- ‘The hosts made a brisk start and had an opportunity to open the scoring inside two minutes with a close-range penalty award.’
- ‘Delaney finished the scoring for the half with a close-range point and that was that.’
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