Definition of up-close in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌəpˈklōs/

Entry from US English dictionary


At very close range: he was able to experience glaciers calving up-close
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  • These people have experienced alternative arrangements up-close.
  • I've never actually seen one up-close, but from what I've heard, the craftsmanship and finish of a Brioni overcoat is simply immaculate.
  • The military successes in Grenada, Panama, and Desert Storm were not covered up-close and thus were viewed as good for the military and bad for the press.


Showing or allowing considerable detail: an up-close look at a panorama of products and services
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  • New digital surveillance cameras provide remarkably clear pictures of your dining habits, and they have zoom lenses that can capture such up-close details as what you're writing on a check.
  • Exotic landscapes and cultural details enhance up-close encounters at such environments as the Asian Domain, the Australian Outback and the Louisiana Swamp.
  • Lisa Rinzler's cinematography allows an up-close yet voyeuristic view of this awkward figure that everyone can, at one point of another, identify with.

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Syllabification: up-close

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