There are 3 main definitions of close up in English:

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close up 1

Very near: close up she was no less pretty
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  • Close up he was overpoweringly handsome, with hazel to brown eyes and tousled sand coloured hair slightly wet from a shower.
  • Parties of sightseers would be ferried out to sail round the hulks and see the prisons close up.
  • A Japanese tourist is photographing it enthusiastically, first from close up then at a distance.
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close up 2
(Of a person’s face) become blank and emotionless or hostile: he didn’t like her laughter and his face closed up angrily
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  • His face closed up and he looked away from her, towards the forest.
  • She breaks off, her face closing up, her eyes darting away.
  • Peter turned away from him, his expression closing up.
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close-up 3 Syllabification: close-up
Pronunciation: /ˈklōsˌəp/

noun

1A photograph, movie, or video taken at close range and showing the subject on a large scale: a close-up of her face they see themselves in close-up [as modifier]: a close-up view
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  • He decided, on the spur of the moment, to photograph their bodies in close-up.
  • Wide shots of the men on the mountain are used, while actors play the pair in close-up scenes filmed in the European Alps.
  • The predominant use of close-ups and extreme close-ups throughout the film also expresses this excess.
1.1An intimate and detailed description or study: [as modifier]: the book’s close-up account of the violence
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  • This book consists of close-up reporting, deploying a novelist's eye for detail and ear for dialogue.
  • Hers is an intimate, common and close-up portrayal, full of everyday happenings and concerns.
  • The close-up reporting that follows is detailed and selective in its focus.

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