HyperDic: close_in

English > 2 senses of the expression close in:
VERBmotionclose in, draw inadvance or converge on
contactclose in, enclose, inclose, shut insurround completely
English > close in: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningAdvance or converge on.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymdraw in
Broaderadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Similar topull in, get in, move in, draw inOf trains
Spanishacercarse a, dirigirse a
English > close in: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningSurround completely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsenclose, inclose, shut in
Narrowerbankenclose with a bank
casketenclose in a casket / casket
corralenclose in a corral
dike, dykeenclose with a dike
embower, bowerenclose in a bower
encapsulateenclose in a capsule or other small container
encase, incase, caseenclose in, or as if in, a case
enshrine, shrineenclose in a shrine
fence, fence inenclose with a fence
fortify, fortenclose by or as if by a fortification
frame, frame in, borderenclose in or as if in a frame
glass, glass inenclose with glass
hedge, hedge inenclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat upenclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
rope in, rope off, cordon offdivide by means of a rope
tuck, insertfit snugly into
wall in, wall upenclose with a wall
Broadersurround, environ, ring, skirt, borderExtend on all sides of simultaneously
Spanishcercar, encerrar, rodear
Catalanenvoltar, tancar, voltar

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