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.
Origin of zoom
Synonyms for zoom
Related Words for zoomwhirl, dash, hurtle, zip, rocket, dive, flash, surge, whiz, skyrocket, buzz, dart, streak, shoot, rush, tear, hum, rip, fly, outstrip
Examples from the Web for zoom
Contemporary Examples of zoom
If you zoom in on Google Maps, you can just make out the jumbles of industrial machinery tucked away inside.The Fiery Underground Oil Pit Eating L.A.
December 6, 2014
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
June 4, 2014
Click here to zoom in, then take a look at the bottom hem of the topless Psyche's dress.The Unknown Masterpiece
November 25, 2013
Unlike humans, it can watch for days, even years, watch an entire city, zoom in close, use heat sensors and infrared.Why Drones Make Us Nervous
May 17, 2013
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.
March 4, 2013
Historical Examples of zoom
After that for some time only the zoom of the motor was heard.Gypsy Flight
Roy J. Snell
Jack had to "zoom" several times to get out of reach of the shells.Air Service Boys in the Big Battle
Charles Amory Beach
He had lost flying speed on his zoom to get at the green plane.Aces Up
When they saw him zoom once more into the air, their hearts bounded with him.Famous Flyers
David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Just then the distant "Zoom" of the westbound Overland shook the silence.Partners of Chance
Henry Herbert Knibbs
Word Origin for zoom
1886, of echoic origin. Gained popularity c.1917 as aviators began to use it; zoom lens is 1936.