up close

adverb or adjective

: at close range

Examples of up close in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's where the biggest matches go down and, with a seat in your name, you'll be guaranteed to see the competition up close and personal. Mark Stock, Men's Health, 5 Sep. 2023 Stuck at home her freshman year of high school, Ashlee saw her father’s work ethic up close. Nick Fouriezos, USA TODAY, 26 July 2023 But the novelty of seeing Big Stars up close wore off fast, along with my zeal about breakfast. Time, 21 Aug. 2023 A day later, the 24-year-old ventured to North Avenue Beach with a friend to see the stunts in the Chicago Air and Water Show up close. Rebecca Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 20 Aug. 2023 That is a scary thing to witness up close, when one person is choking another. John Jeremiah Sullivan, Harper's Magazine, 14 Aug. 2023 The couple decided Saturday morning to splurge on floor seats, spending $3,000 to see Swift up close and (kinda) personal. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2023 As expected, a massive sea of high-energy fans gathered at the T-Mobile stage early on to secure a spot to see the Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper up close. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 5 Aug. 2023 Nonetheless, seeing her sisters’ excitement and All-America jerseys up close set a high bar for the youngest Clevenger sibling, who blossomed in four years. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 27 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of up close was in 1653

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“Up close.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20close. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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