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English definition of “close in”

close in

phrasal verb with close
 
 
/kləʊz/ verb [I, T]
If people close in, they gradually get nearer to someone, usually in order to attack them or stop them escaping: Police closed in on the demonstrators.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
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