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pronunciation:
neks tu
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: nearest to and on one side of.
The girl who sits next to me always wants to borrow my pencil.
definition 2: after (something else) in degree.
Next to Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: nearly; almost.
He ate next to nothing at dinner.