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close in

verb

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1 to come near or nearer
  • the eagle closed in on its prey

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2 to grow dark
  • with evening closing in we knew we had to find shelter fairly soon

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The first known use of close in was in the 14th century

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“Close in.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/close%20in. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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