close-in

close-in
\\ˈklōs+\ adjective
Etymology: close (V)
1. : near to a central part especially of a city

need for a close-in landing field

2. : operating or delivered from close quarters

close-in bombardment

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/klohs"in'/, adj.
1. near, as to a common center; adjacent, esp. to a city: The city is enveloping its close-in suburbs.
2. occurring or provided at close quarters: Fighter planes provided daring close-in air support.

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close-inˈ adjective
Positioned or operating at a small distance
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Main Entry:close

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close-in «KLOHS IHN», adjective.
1. in close contact; at close range: »

a close-in blast. Fierce close-in fighting raged on for the other positions (Newsweek).

2. near or adjoining; nearby: »

a close-in port, close-in coastal islands.

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[klōs]
adj. only a short distance away

a close-in shot

near to the center of a town or city

close-in parking


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