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English verb: close in

1. close in (motion) advance or converge on


SamplesThe police were closing in on him.


Synonymsdraw in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress


Verb groupdraw in, get in, move in, pull in

2. close in (contact) surround completely


SamplesDarkness enclosed him.
They closed in the porch with a fence.


Synonymsenclose, inclose, shut in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)border, environ, ring, skirt, surround


Narrower (hyponym)bank, border, bower, bury, case, casket, cordon off, corral, dike, dyke, eat up, embower, encapsulate, encase, enshrine, fence, fence in, fort, fortify, frame, frame in, glass, glass in, hedge, hedge in, immerse, incase, insert, rope in, rope off, shrine, swallow, swallow up, tuck, wall in, wall up









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