close in Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “close in” - English Dictionary

Definition of "close in" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

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)

Definition of "close in" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of close in?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More