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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 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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