Meaning of “close in” in the English Dictionary


(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)