close in

Definitions of close in
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v advance or converge on

“The police were closing in on him”
Synonyms:
draw in
draw in, get in, move in, pull in
of trains; move into (a station)
Type of:
advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

v surround completely

“They closed in the porch with a fence”
Synonyms:
enclose, inclose, shut in
Types:
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insert, tuck
fit snugly into
wall in, wall up
enclose with a wall
bower, embower
enclose in a bower
enshrine, shrine
enclose in a shrine
case, encase, incase
enclose in, or as if in, a case
bury, eat up, immerse, swallow, swallow up
enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
border, frame, frame in
enclose in or as if in a frame
glass, glass in
enclose with glass
bank
enclose with a bank
dike, dyke
enclose with a dike
encapsulate
enclose in a capsule or other small container
fence, fence in
enclose with a fence
cordon off, rope in, rope off
divide by means of a rope
casket
enclose in a casket
corral
enclose in a corral
fort, fortify
enclose by or as if by a fortification
hedge, hedge in
enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
brick in, brick over, brick up
wall up with brick
pack
arrange in a container
box, package
put into a box
sack
put in a sack
crate
put into a crate; as for protection
trench
fortify by surrounding with trenches
embattle
fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense
Type of:
border, environ, ring, skirt, surround
extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

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