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



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