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English definition of “close in”

close in

verb uk phrasal verb with close   /kləʊz/ us    /kloʊz/
C2 to gradually get nearer to someone, usually in order to attack them: The advancing soldiers closed in on the town. The hunt chased the fox until it was too tired and weak to run and then closed in for the kill.
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