Definition of up close

: at close range

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Anglers who would like to see some of the best bass anglers in the nation up close and in person will have a chance to do so this week as the Bassmaster Elite Series arrives at Lake Guntersville. Frank Sargeant,, "B.A.S.S. Elites to visit Lake Guntersville this week," 16 June 2019 Calder Hodge got to see the Texans-Jaguars game up close Sunday, roaming the sidelines during pregame warmups. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Calder Hodge on the sidelines before Texans-Jaguars game," 15 Sep. 2019 Indeed, for many in attendance — namely, those with kids 8 and younger — the game’s truncated length proved to be a far bigger draw than the chance to see the defending World Series champs up close. Dugan Arnett,, "$5 tickets, $1 dogs, and 12 minutes of play: Red Sox fans relished this day at the ballpark," 22 Aug. 2019 Wanda was seeing the contrasts of the Angolan economy up close. USA Today, "Were Wanda Tucker’s ancestors America’s first slaves? A difficult search for answers in far-away Angola," 22 Aug. 2019 The images consist of hundreds if not thousands of coin-size dots — circular abstractions that add up to pixelated pictures that are ghostly and out of focus; the images are clearer from far away than from up close. David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Why artist Anthony Hernandez takes his ‘Screened Pictures’ through bus-stop screens," 31 July 2019 But up close, the changes have turned Reddit from an esoteric maze into a website anyone can use—like a junk drawer that's been gutted, cleaned, and reorganized. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "The Inside Story of Reddit's Redesign," 2 Apr. 2018 The 3-year-old Catonsville boy loves reading books about baby animals, and his first visit to the Maryland State Fair offered the opportunity to see them up close, said his mother, Emily. Alison Knezevich,, "‘The most incredible teaching experience’: Maryland State Fair opening weekend offers up-close encounters with farm animals," 24 Aug. 2019 Hilton has seen this type of bad blood up close, too. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Colts, Browns coaches put teams on notice: There will be no fighting during joint sessions," 13 Aug. 2019

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1653, in the meaning defined above

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