Origin of closeup
Definition for close-up (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), closed, clos·ing.
verb (used without object), closed, clos·ing.
adjective, clos·er, clos·est.
- the closing price on a stock.
- the closing prices on an exchange market.
- a narrow entry or alley terminating in a dead end.
- a courtyard enclosed except for one narrow entrance.
- to terminate the operation of; discontinue: to close down an air base because of budget cuts.
- to attempt to control or eliminate: The city must close down drug traffic.
- to approach so as to capture, attack, arrest, etc.: The hoodlums closed in on their victim.
- to surround or envelop so as to entrap: a feeling that the room was closing in upon her.
- to reduce the price of (merchandise) for quick sale: That store is closing out its stock of men's clothing.
- to liquidate or dispose of finally and completely: They closed out their interests after many years in this city.
- to come together in close array; converge: The enemy was closing up on us from both flanks.
- to bring to an end; cease: The company is closing up its overseas operations.
- to become silent or uncommunicative.
- to reduce or eliminate spacing material between (units of set type).
Origin of close
SYNONYMS FOR close
Examples from the Web for close-up
And then, as the tremors begin to subside, Miyazaki cuts to a close-up of the ground: gray pebbles, a green weed.Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’: An Anime Icon Bows Out|Andrew Romano|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cut to a close-up of Hank on the toilet, his face frozen in shock.‘Breaking Bad’: The 7 Plot Points You Need to Remember for the Final Season|Andrew Romano|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We cut to a close-up of a soldier shown from behind, praying, his rifle slung over his back.
If you want to appreciate your talents and unique beauty, then get ready for your close-up.
Wait till you see her in close-up in the film version of it.
An entirely new perspective was opened when the managers of the film play introduced the "close-up" and similar new methods.The Photoplay|Hugo Mnsterberg
Close-up encounters with bears, rattle-snakes, and land-slides, were passed off as mere trifles by him.Polly and Eleanor|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
In printer's phrase the composition was "close-up and solid" to the extreme degree of compactness.Bibliomania in the Middle Ages|Frederick Somner Merryweather
Scotty's nudge aroused Rick from his reverie, and he turned for a close-up of his first live camel, not counting circuses or zoos.The Egyptian Cat Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
Followed the ascent of the close-up to frame on Lucinda's face as she smiled down at her armful of roses.Linda Lee, Incorporated|Louis Joseph Vance
British Dictionary definitions for close-up (1 of 3)
verb close up (kləʊz) (adverb)
British Dictionary definitions for close-up (2 of 3)
Derived Formsclosely, adverbcloseness, noun
Word Origin for close
British Dictionary definitions for close-up (3 of 3)
- euphemistic to die
- (often foll by to) to ignore
Derived Formscloser, noun
Idioms and Phrases with close-up
In addition to the idioms beginning with close
- close at hand
- close but no cigar
- close call
- closed book, a
- closed door
- close down
- close in
- close one's eyes to
- close out
- close ranks
- close shave
- close the books
- close the door on
- close the sale
- close to home
- close up
- at close quarters
- at close range
- behind closed doors
- keep (a close) watch
- near (close) to one's heart
- play one's cards close to one's chest
- sail close to the wind
- too close for comfort
- too close to call