zoom: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (zm), [key]
- to move quickly or suddenly with a loud humming or buzzing sound: cars zooming by on the freeway.
- to fly an airplane suddenly and sharply upward at great speed for a short distance, as in regaining altitude, clearing an obstacle, or signaling.
- to bring a subject, scene, etc., into closeup or cause it to recede into a long shot using a zoom lens and while maintaining focus.
- to increase or rise suddenly and sharply: Rents would zoom without rent control laws.
- to cause (an airplane) to zoom.
- to fly over (an obstacle) by zooming.
- to zoom in for a look at the injured man; to zoom in on a candidate at a political convention.
- to bring (a subject, scene, etc.) into closeup by using a zoom lens:to zoom in for a look at the injured man; to zoom in on a candidate at a political convention.
- to examine more closely or in greater detail; focus on:The panel zoomed in on the subject of abortion.
- the act or process of zooming.
- a zooming sound.
- Also calleda shot in which a subject, scene, or action is brought closer or made to recede by the use of a zoom lens.
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