close-up

or close·up

[ klohs-uhp ]
/ ˈkloʊsˌʌp /

noun

a photograph taken at close range or with a long focal-length lens, on a relatively large scale.
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.
an intimate view or presentation of anything.

adjective

of or resembling a close-up.
intimate or detailed; close-in.

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Origin of close-up

An Americanism first recorded in 1910–15; noun use of adverbial phrase close up
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British Dictionary definitions for close-up

close-up
/ (ˈkləʊsˌʌp) /

noun

a photograph or film or television shot taken at close range
a detailed or intimate view or examinationa close-up of modern society

verb close up (kləʊz) (adverb)

to shut entirely
(intr) to draw togetherthe ranks closed up
(intr) (of wounds) to heal completely
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Idioms and Phrases with close-up

close up

Also, close up shop. Stop doing business, temporarily or permanently; also, stop working. For example, The bank is closing up all its overseas branches, or That's enough work for one day—I'm closing up shop and going home. [Late 1500s]

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