zoom in

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of zoom in

: (of a person) to adjust the lens of a camera or (of a camera) to adjust its lens so that the image seems to be bigger and closer often + on
  • I zoomed in on her face to show her reaction.
  • The TV cameras zoomed in on the winner's face.
often used figuratively
  • We're trying to zoom in on the cause of these problems before they get worse.

Word by Word Definitions

zoom play
  1. : to move with a loud low hum or buzz

  2. : to go speedily : zip

  3. : 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

  1. : an act or process of zooming

  2. : an image created by zooming

  3. : a zooming sound


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