Definition of up close

: at close range

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Hawks fans will get a chance to see Boqvist up close at prospects camp later this month. Jimmy Greenfield,, "Blackhawks top pick Adam Boqvist leaving Sweden to play for OHL’s London Knights," 5 July 2018 David Blaine wouldn’t feel threatened, but seeing even this old-school hocus-pocus up close was dazzling all the same. Tony Perrottet, WSJ, "A Secret Passageway Into the World’s Most Exclusive Magic Club," 19 Dec. 2018 Mary Martin, a partner and managing director focusing on restaurants at the Boston Consulting Group, acknowledged that many high-profile food delivery start-ups close within a few years of operations. Matthew Sedacca, New York Times, "With the Slice App, Local Pizzerias Get a Bigger Piece of the Market," 23 June 2018 Gou seems like a fresh, curious, interesting, and talented creative who is lucky enough to travel the world and see the dance-floor attire of every tribe of revelry up close and personal. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Meet Kirin’s Peggy Gou: The DJ Turned Designer Mixing Fashion and Club Culture," 28 Feb. 2019 Mixed-reality holograms on the first-generation HoloLens always looked somewhat blocky, even up close. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft launches HoloLens 2 with a strong business bent," 24 Feb. 2019 In countries that might not be as developed, a bike allows you to ride into villages, meet and talk with locals, and see the true beauty of the country up close and personal! Annie Daly, SELF, "12 Beautiful Biking Destinations You’ll Want to Add to Your Bucket List," 18 July 2018 Exploratorium, Pier 15, S.F. Meet the Animals: Live Animal ambassadors venture from their cages, pens, and perches to greet visitors up close. 2 p.m. Sat., "Kids listings," 12 July 2018 Through social media, Wallace gives fans an up close look into his life on and off the track. Jenna West,, "NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace Tries to Engage Fans While Competing at the Top Level," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of up close

1653, in the meaning defined above

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