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next

3 pronoun
     
next3
1 the person or thing in a list, series etc that comes after the person or thing you are dealing with now:
What's next on the shopping list?
the next to do something
Who will be the next to go?
2

the day/week etc after next

TMC the day, week etc that follows the next one:
Have you remembered it's Susie's birthday the week after next?
3

the next to last

the one before the last one:
the next to last day of their visit
4

next (please)

used to tell someone that it is now their turn to speak or their turn to do something
5

be next in line

to be the next person, especially to have a job or position

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