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close the gap

This page is about the collocation close the gap

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to reduce the difference between people or things

For example

  • Cathy's still running second, but she's closing the gap.

  • The gap between rich and poor hasn't been closed. It's getting wider all the time.

Note:
A related collocation is "bridge the gap"

Quick Quiz

If the gap between rich and poor countries is closing, it's

a. getting smaller

b. getting deeper

c. getting wider

Contributor: Matt Errey