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verb

Definition of CLOSE IN

1
to come near or nearer <the eagle closed in on its prey>
Antonyms back (up or away), recede, retire, retreat, withdraw
2
to grow dark <with evening closing in we knew we had to find shelter fairly soon>
Related Words dim, fade, wane; gloom, lower (also lour)
Near Antonyms dawn; beam, glow, radiate, shine

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