move in on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theymove in on
he/she/itmoves in on
present participlemoving in on
past tensemoved in on
past participlemoved in on
  1. 1
    move in on something to try to control something that someone else controlled before
  2. 2
    move in on someone/something to get closer to a person or place, especially to arrest or attack them

    The police are beginning to move in on their principal suspects.

See also main entry: move