up close

adverb or adjective

Definition of up close

: at close range

Examples of up close in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The renderings depict one dragon's face from up close, with dark red scales and saliva dripping from its teeth. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 5 Oct. 2021 The mangrove is a tree who grows up close to the ocean and our creek(s) here. Maggie Andresen, Scientific American, 17 Dec. 2021 William and his brother Prince Harry grew up close to their cousins — Zara Tindall and her brother Peter Phillips, and Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, 4 Dec. 2021 Le Boreal will bring guests up close to glaciers of the fjord Kongsfjorden, and take daily boat excursions to witness the region’s wildlife including polar bears, reindeer, walruses and maybe even an Arctic fox. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 4 Nov. 2021 The outcome highlighted the power of the progressive caucus, which has nearly 100 members making up close to half of the Democratic caucus. Clare Foran, CNN, 30 Oct. 2021 Daisy is approximately 12 weeks old and loves to explore, play with her toys, and snuggle up close to her new human momma. cleveland, 25 Oct. 2021 The cyclists were training for IRONMAN Texas, a long-distance triathlon, and were 75 miles into their ride when a black diesel truck pulled up close to them, Chase Ferrell, a cyclist in the group, told Fox 26. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 27 Sep. 2021 As the Chicago Bears set to kickoff the new season, team officials, local municipal leaders and some fans are looking back on the weeks of training camp at Halas Hall that was open to the public and brought onlookers up close to players. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, 10 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of up close

1653, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2022

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“Up close.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20close. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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