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Definition 1: surround completely - [verb of contact]

Samples where close in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Darkness enclosed him
  • They closed in the porch with a fence

Synonyms for close in in the sense of this definition

(close in is a kind of ...) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

"The forest surrounds my property"

(... is a kind of close in ) fit snugly into

"insert your ticket into the slot" "tuck your shirttail in"

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose by or as if by a fortification

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose in a corral

"corral the horses"

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose in a casket

(... is a kind of close in ) divide by means of a rope

"The police roped off the area where the crime occurred"

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose with a fence

"we fenced in our yard"

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose in a capsule or other small container

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose with a dike

"dike the land to protect it from water"

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose with a bank

"bank roads"

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose with glass

"glass in a porch"

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose in or as if in a frame

"frame a picture"

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

"The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose in, or as if in, a case

"my feet were encased in mud"

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose in a shrine

"the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral"

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose in a bower

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose with a wall

(... is a kind of close in ) enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges

"hedge the property"

Definition 2: advance or converge on - [verb of motion]

Samples where close in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The police were closing in on him

Synonyms for close in in the sense of this definition

(close in is a kind of ...) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

(close in has a similar meaning as ...) of trains; move into (a station)

"The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station"

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