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close in

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verb \ˈklōz-\

Definition of close in

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to encircle closely and isolate

  3. 2 :  to enshroud to such an extent as to preclude entrance or exit <the airport was closed in by the storm>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to gather in close all around with an oppressing or isolating effect <despair closed in on her>

  6. 2 :  to approach to close quarters especially for an attack, raid, or arrest <the police closed in>

  7. 3 :  to grow dark <the short November day was already closing in — Ellen Glasgow>



Examples of close in in a sentence

  1. <the eagle closed in on its prey>

  2. <with evening closing in we knew we had to find shelter fairly soon>



14th Century

First Known Use of close in

14th century

Rhymes with close in



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