zoom in

phrasal verb

zoomed in; zooming in; zooms 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.

Examples of zoom in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 16-50mm has a wider starting point, adds weather protection, and promises better performance on 40MP sensor cameras, but drops optical stabilization and isn't as bright when zoomed in. Jim Fisher, PCMAG, 16 May 2024 Here it is zoomed in: Once the glasses are on, the Googler is using them, not their Pixel phone, to ask questions and get answers hands-free. Sean Hollister, The Verge, 14 May 2024 The camera zooms in on a large woman, sitting on a cooler at the beach. Brian Gallagher, New York Times, 12 May 2024 But please, for the love of all things holy, zoom in on Cardi's face, because her makeup is not to be missed. Marci Robin, Allure, 7 May 2024 Camera-wielding reporters zipped through the narrow aisles like bees, zooming in on faces and hands. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2024 The camera zooms in to capture that visual, which clearly evokes a pornographic trope. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 18 Apr. 2024 This mode produces the sharpest pictures and leaves room to zoom in and frame the shot a bit. Eric Zeman, PCMAG, 16 Apr. 2024 Then, the camera zooms in to show that a snake is coiled up underneath the toy before Morrison lifts the toy to reveal the entire snake. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024

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“Zoom in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoom%20in. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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