close in


close in
verb
1. advance or converge on (Freq. 7)
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The police were closing in on him

Syn: ↑draw in
Hypernyms: ↑advance, ↑progress, ↑pass on, ↑move on, ↑march on, ↑go on
Verb Group: ↑pull in, ↑get in, ↑move in, ↑draw in
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

2. surround completely
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Darkness enclosed him

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They closed in the porch with a fence

Syn: ↑enclose, ↑inclose, ↑shut in
Derivationally related forms: ↑enclosure (for: ↑enclose)
Hypernyms: ↑surround, ↑environ, ↑ring, ↑skirt, ↑border
Hyponyms:
tuck, ↑insert, ↑wall in, ↑wall up, ↑embower, ↑bower, ↑enshrine, ↑shrine, ↑encase, ↑incase, ↑case, ↑immerse, ↑swallow, ↑swallow up, ↑bury, ↑eat up, ↑frame, ↑frame in, ↑border, ↑glass, ↑glass in, ↑bank, ↑dike, ↑dyke, ↑encapsulate, ↑fence, ↑fence in, ↑rope in, ↑rope off, ↑cordon off, ↑casket, ↑corral, ↑fortify, ↑fort, ↑hedge, ↑hedge in
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something


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