Definition of close-in in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklōsin/


1Only a short distance away: a close-in shot
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  • First it's a very convincing impression for the close-in shot, telling the camera just how pretty he is.
  • In the late 1920's, as players began a gradual improvement in shooting and dribbling skills, the pass to get the close-in shot became less important.
  • The zone players should permit outside shots but prevent penetration and close-in shots, all the while maintaining a defensive rebounding position.
1.1North American Near to the center of a town or city: close-in parking
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  • They had just seen a close-in suburban town give big breaks to a company which opened a new super store - and closed down two older stores within San Antonio city limits.
  • Environmentalists recognize that the solution to sprawl requires more intense development in the older central cities and close-in suburbs.
  • Short lines, short walks, close-in parking and a generally easy flying experience mark the experience.

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