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Meaning of “close in” in the English Dictionary

"close in" in British English

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close in

phrasal verb with close uk   /kləʊz/  us   /kloʊz/ verb
C2 to ​gradually get ​nearer to someone, usually in ​order to ​attack them: The ​advancingsoldiersclosed in on the ​town. The ​huntchased the ​fox until it was too ​tired and ​weak to ​run and then ​closed in for the ​kill.
(Definition of close in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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close in

phrasal verb with close  us   /kloʊz/ verb [I/T]
to move toward someone or something ​gradually and from all ​directions: It ​felt as though the ​walls of the ​room were closing in on her.
(Definition of close in from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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