Definition of close in in English:

close in

1Come nearer to someone being pursued: the police were closing in on them
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  • With the rebels closing in on the sprawling capital, many feared a battle for control between them and the president's militant supporters.
  • The FBI is believed to be closing in on him and think he still lives in the US.
  • Hurricane Rita is tonight closing in on the Texas - Louisiana coast with 125-mile-an-hour winds.
1.1Gradually surround, especially with the effect of hindering movement or vision: the weather has now closed in so an attempt on the summit is unlikely
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  • She couldn't keep her eyes open anymore, the darkness closing in around her vision.
  • For a long time he sat staring at him, night slowly closing in as his thoughts surrounded him.
  • Deeper in the cave, the walls close in, darkness enfolds us, and we switch on our headlamps.
1.2(Of days) get successively shorter with the approach of the winter solstice: November was closing in
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  • The sports centre has re-opened it's doors for the new season and with the nights closing in and Winter almost upon us it's sure to be a virtual hive of activity until the Spring comes around.
  • It's sure to be a winner with the nights closing in hard for the Winter.
  • And presumably it's already pretty cold and winter is closing in?
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