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close-in

[klohs-in] /ˈkloʊsˌɪn/
adjective
1.
near, as to a common center; adjacent, especially to a city:
The city is enveloping its close-in suburbs.
2.
occurring or provided at close quarters:
Fighter planes provided daring close-in air support.
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British Dictionary definitions for close in

close in

/kləʊz/
verb (intransitive, adverb)
1.
(of days) to become shorter with the approach of winter
2.
foll by on or upon. to advance (on) so as to encircle or surround
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Idioms and Phrases with close in

close in

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Surround, enclose, envelop, as in The fog closed in and we couldn't see two yards in front of us, or She felt the room was closing in. [ c. 1400 ]
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Also, close in on or upon. Draw in, approach, as in The police closed in on the suspect. [ Early 1800s ]
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