move in (2)

Meaning: to move closer, especially when you're trying to attack or catch someone or something

Synonym: close in

For example:

  • move in The lioness spotted a young antelope and crouched in the grass, waiting for the right moment to move in for the kill.

  • move in The soldiers had to wait for the signal before moving in.

Quick Quiz:

Several police officers had been watching the apartment all night, and at last they were told to move in and

a. return to the station

b. redecorate the apartment

c. arrest the suspects

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