Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb close_in

2 senses of close in

Sense 1
close in, draw in -- (advance or converge on; "The police were closing in on him")
       => advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")

Sense 2
enclose, close in, inclose, shut in -- (surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence")
       => surround, environ, ring, skirt, border -- (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property")

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