zoomed; zooming; zooms
: to move with a loud low hum or buzz
: to go speedily : zip
cars zooming by on the highway
of an airplane : to climb for a short time at an angle greater than that which can be maintained in steady flight so that the machine is carried upward at the expense of stored kinetic energy
: to increase sharply
retail sales zoomed
: to cause to zoom
Zoomed; Zooming; Zooms
: to use the Zoom service to hold or participate in online meetings with enabled video support
… last week I Zoomed with friends in Ireland that I hadn't talked to in years …—Megan Schuster and Michael Surrey
In the other room, while I was slacking off, my wife would be Zooming with her coworkers …—Andrew Hamm
There's little doubt students who spend their summer Zooming with state legislators, journalists and commissioners are going to be future leaders.—Joyce M. Davis
Verb (1) They got in the car and zoomed away. The group of bicycle racers zoomed past. After her first successful cases she zoomed to the top of her profession. Housing sales have zoomed in recent months. Noun The camera was equipped with a zoom. The truck went by with a zoom. See More
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VerbPlanes go zoom! —Vulture, 10 Mar. 2023 Related Story The Cosmic Hunt for Primordial Black Holes The supermassive black hole, which is likely around 20 million times the mass of our Sun, is zooming through the universe at about 3.5 million miles per hour. —Jackie Appel, Popular Mechanics, 9 Apr. 2023 The video, shot by Marc Seliger, captured that message in a beautiful clip of Moore and Liv posing side-by-side, the camera slowly zooming in on their radiant makeup. —Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 8 Apr. 2023 Now streaming on Peacock, the Universal release zooms in on the competitive world of contemporary church praise teams, and includes real-life musicians Hawthorne, Chlöe Bailey, Jekalyn Carr and Quavo among the cast. —Ashley Lee, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2023 One puck zoomed past unexpectedly last summer, when USC and UCLA declared their intentions to flee to the Big Ten. —Jon Wilner | , oregonlive, 20 Mar. 2023 Mercury is zooming into your 1st House of Action today, giving you the gift of gab for the next few weeks. —Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 18 Mar. 2023 But two does zoom. —Maureen Dowd, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2023 The drone’s camera zoomed to Russian trenches behind. —Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, 5 Mar. 2023
NounLike, a slow zoom in a lot of ’70s movies. —Vulture Editors, Vulture, 25 Nov. 2022 In an exclusive report, respected analyst and supply chain specialist, Ming-Chi Kuo states that Apple will exclusively equip the iPhone 15 Pro Max with a periscope lens, used for optical zoom photography. —Gordon Kelly, Forbes, 1 Apr. 2023 Transfamilies host free virtual parent support groups on zoom. —Christopher Dawson, CNN, 30 Mar. 2023 The filmmaker crafts a style of crisply observed, overtone-rich realism that fuses the analytical with the mystical, in which pan shots and zoom shots hum with mysterious energies hidden seemingly not offscreen but behind it. —Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 30 Mar. 2023 Other shooting modes include options for dolly zooms, time-lapses, and panoramas. —Jon Porter, The Verge, 29 Mar. 2023 Flanking the big camera is a 13 MP wide-angle lens and a 48 MP telephoto camera with an unlisted zoom rating. —Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 28 Mar. 2023 Hitchcock's groundbreaking filming techniques were the first time a dolly zoom was ever used to distort perspective, which created the now-famous vertigo effect. —Brandon Livesay, Peoplemag, 24 Mar. 2023 His style — a destabilizing mix of camera tilts and zooms, a color palette dominated by an eerie blend of navy, berry, cobalt and indigo — conjures an atmosphere of fear and distrust. —Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Mar. 2023 See More
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