close in

Definitions of close in
  1. verb
    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)
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    advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress
    move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
  2. verb
    surround completely
    “They closed in the porch with a fence”
    synonyms: enclose, inclose, shut in
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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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