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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyclose in
he/she/itcloses in
present participleclosing in
past tenseclosed in
past participleclosed in
  1. 1
    to move nearer to someone, especially in order to surround them and stop them from escaping

    Enemy troops began closing in at dawn.

    close in on:

    The police finally closed in on Connors and captured him.

See also main entry: close


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