A close-up of a tabby cat.
close-up definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a photograph or a film or TV shot taken at very close range or with a telephoto lens
- a close or personal view or interpretation
close-up definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A photograph or a film or television shot in which the subject is tightly framed and shown at a relatively large scale.
- An intimate view or description.
- closeˈ-upˈ adjective & adv.
close-up - Phrases/Idioms
Also, close up shop. Stop doing business, temporarily or permanently; also, stop working. For example, The bank is closing up all its overseas branches, or That's enough work for one day—I'm closing up shop and going home. [Late 1500s]