verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- 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.
- zoological garden,
- zoom in,
- zoom in on,
- zoom lens,
- zoom out,
- zoom shot
Origin of zoom
Examples from the Web for zoom
If you zoom in on Google Maps, you can just make out the jumbles of industrial machinery tucked away inside.
It beats a screen grab because you can zoom in and out as you travel.How to Get Cheaper Tickets, Live Like a Local, and Other Great Travel Hacks|Brandon Presser|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Click here to zoom in, then take a look at the bottom hem of the topless Psyche's dress.
Unlike humans, it can watch for days, even years, watch an entire city, zoom in close, use heat sensors and infrared.
Yes, it may be individually rational, but let's zoom back to 30,000 feet and look at the whole society.Don't Have Enough to Worry About? Here's One More Thing: Low Growth May be Here to Stay.|Megan McArdle|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then the four on the steps saw the pilot drop something overside and zoom upward missing the roof of the house by inches.Dorothy Dixon and the Mystery Plane|Dorothy Wayne
Then the experienced pilot lifted her in a zoom that was simply magnificent, and they were off on their adventure at last.Eagles of the Sky|Ambrose Newcomb
He had lost flying speed on his zoom to get at the green plane.Aces Up|Covington Clarke
Us hear bullets go 'zoom' through de air 'round dat tree but us didn't know it was bullets.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.|Work Projects Administration
Prospective employers took one look at your horoscope and—zoom, the door.Conquest Over Time|Michael Shaara
Word Origin for zoom
1886, of echoic origin. Gained popularity c.1917 as aviators began to use it; zoom lens is 1936.