zoom out

phrasal verb

zoomed out; zooming out; zooms out
: (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 smaller and farther away
The photographer zoomed out to get the widest possible view of the scene.
The camera zoomed out to show a wider view of the scene.

Examples of zoom out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The camera then zooms out through the restaurant and over the Chicago skyline. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 10 May 2024 The chef is staring straight ahead when the shot zeros in on his eyes, flips outward, and quickly zooms out — zipping from the back of his head, through the restaurant, and over the city of Chicago. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 9 May 2024 At this time, remember to zoom out and focus on the benefits that interoperable data will unlock. Joe Gagnon, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Playfully zoom out a bit — who put them in charge of everyone else, anyway? Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 1 Feb. 2024 Click the plus to zoom in, and the minus button to zoom out. Scooty Nickerson, The Mercury News, 1 Mar. 2024 To zoom out for a bit to clarify terminology, FCF yield is the ratio of the Free Cash Flows of the firm to market capitalization of equity. Shivaram Rajgopal, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Unfortunately, the action stalls out somewhat after that as the story back-tracks and zooms out to contextualize the tableau. Jessica Liese, Variety, 14 Feb. 2024 The 46-year-old MC posted a video soon after in which he was seen being loaded into the back of an ambulance on a stretcher, with a zoom out to show a black Tesla with a totaled front end. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 12 Dec. 2023

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“Zoom out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoom%20out. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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