close-up

closeup

[klohs-uhp]
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:
1910–15, Americanism; noun use of adverbial phrase close up

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close-up (ˈkləʊsˌʌp)
 
n
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
 
vb
3.  to shut entirely
4.  (intr) to draw together: the ranks closed up
5.  (intr) (of wounds) to heal completely

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