Definition of Close in

1. Verb. Advance or converge on. "The police were closing in on him"

Exact synonyms: Draw In
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Related verbs: Draw In, Get In, Move In, Pull In



2. Verb. Surround completely. "They closed in the porch with a fence"

Definition of Close in

1. Verb. (transitive) To enclose, lock up inside something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Close In

close as wax
close at hand(p)
close bite
close by
close call
close calls
close corporation
close down
close encounter
close encounters
close enough for government work
close harmony
close helmet
close helmets
close in (current term)
close in on
close of business
close of play
close off
close one's eyes
close order
close out
close protection
close quarter
close quarters
close ranks
close season
close set(p)
close shave

Literary usage of Close in

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chitty's Treatise on Pleading and Parties to Actions: With Second and Third by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening (1844)
"And for a further plea in this behalf, [as to the breaking and entering the P|«a to trespass said close in the said declaration mentioned, and in which &c. ..."

2. The Law of Pleading and Evidence in Civil Actions: Arranged Alphabetically by John Simcoe Saunders (1851)
"'s close in the new assignment must be such that a plain difference may be seen between the place so newly assigned and that mentioned in the plea (Dy. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions: Comprising a by Henry John Stephen (1894)
"D., the now defendant, was seized in his demesne, as of fee, of and in the said close in which, etc. And being so seized, the said CD, the father, ..."

4. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1899)
"Commelina virginica, day-flower: close in heat of day. ... Claytonia virginica, spring beauty; close in afternoon; reopen on Callirrhoe ..."

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