Definition of close up in English:

close up


  • Very near.

    ‘close up she was no less pretty’
    • ‘Close up he was overpoweringly handsome, with hazel to brown eyes and tousled sand coloured hair slightly wet from a shower.’
    • ‘A Japanese tourist is photographing it enthusiastically, first from close up then at a distance.’
    • ‘One stone, viewed close up, looks like a skull, while another opens into a deep fossil-lined cavern.’
    • ‘On the web site the hotel looks elegant, and close up it matches that impression very nicely.’
    • ‘Flowers are colorful and can make beautiful subjects when you're close up and they fill the frame.’
    • ‘Close up, he could see her face clearly.’
    • ‘Parties of sightseers would be ferried out to sail round the hulks and see the prisons close up.’