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Definition of "close in" [close in]

  • To enclose, lock up inside something. (verb)

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Use "close in" in a sentence
  • "By the time they fought their way around Turtle Bay and turned to look back, not only had lofty Phillip Island disappeared; so also had Nepean Island, close in shore."
  • "They had come close in 1977, finishing just 21/2 games behind New York, tying with the Orioles for second place in the American League East."
  • "Two other isles attended the big one: a tiny low isle close in shore bristling with pine trees, and a larger isle perhaps four miles to the south, craggily tall and vividly green save for a few clumps of dark pines."