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1

Adjacent to, as in The car next to mine has a flat tire, [Late 1300s]

2

Following in order or degree, as in Next to skiing, she likes hiking. [Early 1500s]

3

Almost, practically, as in It's next to impossible to predict the outcome, or I earned next to nothing last year. [Second half of 1600s]

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A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?
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