MEANINGS OF PARTICLE “IN” IN PHRASAL VERBS: FIFTH

20150504_1831095.- MOVING INWARDS

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EXAMPLE
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Example:- She felt as if the walls were closing in on her

– Main verb meaning: to move something (a door for example) so that an opening is covered or obstructed

– Phrasal verb meaning: If something close in on someone, it moves closer to them, especially in order to surround them  and stop them them from escaping

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EXAMPLE

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Example:  Farmers were gathering in their crops

– Main verb meaning: to accumulate something gradually

– Phrasal veerb meaning: to collect crops from the fields when they are ready

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EXAMPLE

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Example:  Hand in your homework before you leave

– Main verb meaning: if you hand something to someone you give it

– Phrasal verb meaning: to give something to a person in authority

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