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.
Movies, Television. 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.
Informal. 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.
the act or process of zooming.
a zooming sound.
zoom in (on),
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.
Other definitions for Zoom (2 of 2)
a brand name for a software application and online service that enables voice and video phone calls over the internet.
to participate in a real-time conversation with (one or more people) using Zoom: Yesterday the kids Zoomed their grandparents in Florida.We Zoom with remote staff during our Friday meetings.
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How to use zoom in a sentence
So we worked with our partners over at Ulta Beauty to curate the perfect list of skincare products that will have everyone on your zoom calls wanting to know what you’ve been using on your skin.Protect The Melanin: The Products That Keep Your Skin Glowing In Every Season | cmurray | January 12, 2021 | Essence.com
Speaking about this with 9 year olds on zoom is very tricky.‘So educators, I ask you in all sincerity: What are you teaching tomorrow?’ | Valerie Strauss | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s when you have such content, and then optimize it for Google’s algorithm updates, that you’re going to see your ranking zoom to the top.Google Page Experience update is all set to launch in May 2021 – Webmasters, hang in there! | Aayush | January 4, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
Combined with Apple’s new ProRAW format, the 12 Pro Max is the most versatile smartphone camera around, even if it lacks the super-long-range zoom promises from other manufacturers like Samsung.
The zoom link for the event can be found at Network For Progress’s Facebook page.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The idea behind the Chrome extension Hover zoom, then, is to make seeing those images a heck of a lot more simpler.Surf Better With These 9 Killer Google Chrome Extensions | Brian Ries | December 11, 2013 | THE 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.
Saxe having eaten Bergen-op-zoom before our eyes, what can withstand the teeth of Saxe?History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
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
His assault on Bergen op zoom was, however, disastrously repulsed (3rd of February 1814).
The Dutch at Bergen-op-zoom, where the majority of the refugees were gathered, gave up every available building to these people.A Woman's Experience in the Great War | Louise Mack
We do not wait for a formal invite but zoom across the floor and through the door into another, emptier room.The Flying Cuspidors | V. R. Francis
British Dictionary definitions for zoom
to make or cause to make a continuous buzzing or humming sound
to move or cause to move with such a sound
(intr) to move very rapidly; rush: we zoomed through town
to cause (an aircraft) to climb briefly at an unusually steep angle, or (of an aircraft) to climb in this way
(intr) (of prices) to rise rapidly
the sound or act of zooming
See zoom lens
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