Definition Of zoom


(especially of a car or aircraft) move or travel very quickly.

we watched the fly zooming about

(of a camera) change smoothly from a long shot to a close-up or vice versa.

the camera zoomed in for a close-up of his face

used to express sudden fast movement.

then suddenly, zoom!, he's off

Example Of zoom

  • zoom function

  • zoom out for a wide view of the garden again

  • A zoom brackets the shot, indicating a single take.

  • A little more than £100 can still buy you a camera with an optical zoom and in this case, one with a 3x range.

  • Although it won't be out until the fourth quarter, it sets the bar pretty high: a 224k color screen, Memory Stick, Bluetooth and megapixel camera with 8x zoom .

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