Definition of zoom in English:
- Music carries from the various bars along the street and every once in a while a car zooms past, screeching as it swerves around the corner.
- This area now seems to be one where the technology, and the uses of the technology, have zoomed way ahead of where the law is.
- Wide, open streets encourage motorists to zoom ahead.
- Fancier dehydrators, with heat regulators and fans to circulate the air, work faster, but the price can zoom to several hundred dollars for serious preserving tools.
- British Airways, which recently re-joined the FTSE 100, zoomed 152% higher.
- The stock began trading at $16 and within two days zoomed as high as $85.75.
- I didn't notice it until the camera zoomed in on it last night.
- There was footage of a girl lying on his sofa watching a cartoon and the camcorder again zoomed in on her.
- The camera zooms out again and refocuses on Martin's still frame.
- Ignoring our concern, she removed her camera from her purse, and zoomed her camera lens as far as she could.
- I zoomed the lens to his face and traced his features, moving the camera swiftly from his perfect hair to his flawless complexion.
- It would, however, benefit the player immensely if the camera were zoomed out a little so the player can have increased situational awareness.
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- As a result, instead of the clean visuals that typify the science fiction genre, we see lens flares, shaky handheld cameras, zooms, and sloppy rack focuses even in CGI shots.
- The picture is so rife with close-ups, zooms, and arty silhouette shots that it interferes with the viewer's appreciation of the dance.
- Every filmmaking technique that we've come to know and love from Altman is present: the overlapping dialogue, the forever-moving camera, the long zooms, the use of an ensemble cast.
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late 19th century: imitative.
zip from (mid 19th century):
As a name for a fastener, zip dates from the 1920s. The idea of speed was already present in a 19th-century use representing the sound of something moving through the air rapidly. Zoom appears at the same time with the same sense. In the USA zip also means ‘nothing, nil, zero’. This appeared in print in 1900, much earlier than the similar zilch, the first clear example of which dates from the mid 1960s, though Mr Zilch had been used as an indefinite name 30 or more years before. The US zip code, a postal code consisting of five or nine digits, is unrelated, being short for Zone Improvement Plan.
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