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closeup

[klohs-uhp] /ˈkloʊsˌʌp/
noun
1.
a photograph taken at close range or with a long focal-length lens, on a relatively large scale.
2.
Also called close shot. Movies, Television. a camera shot taken at a very short distance from the subject, to permit a close and detailed view of an object or action.
Compare long shot (def 3), medium shot.
3.
an intimate view or presentation of anything.
adjective
4.
of or resembling a closeup.
5.
intimate or detailed; close-in.
Also, close-up.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; noun use of adverbial phrase close up
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British Dictionary definitions for close-up

close-up

/ˈkləʊsˌʌp/
noun
1.
a photograph or film or television shot taken at close range
2.
a detailed or intimate view or examination: a close-up of modern society
verb (adverb)
3.
to shut entirely
4.
(intransitive) to draw together: the ranks closed up
5.
(intransitive) (of wounds) to heal completely
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Word Origin and History for close-up
n.

1913, in photography, etc.; see close (adv.) + up (adv.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for close-up

close-up

modifier

Made or done from very near: a close-up view/ close-up study

noun
  1. A photograph or movie or television sequence shot close to the subject (1913+)
  2. A biography: It is becoming commonplace for a literary critic to describe a biography as a ''closeup'' (1930s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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