One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person's face) become blank and emotionless or hostile.‘he didn't like her laughter and his face closed up angrily’
- ‘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.’
Very near.‘close up she was no less pretty’
- ‘Close up, he could see her face clearly.’
- ‘A Japanese tourist is photographing it enthusiastically, first from close up then at a distance.’
- ‘Parties of sightseers would be ferried out to sail round the hulks and see the prisons close up.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Close up he was overpoweringly handsome, with hazel to brown eyes and tousled sand coloured hair slightly wet from a shower.’
- ‘Flowers are colorful and can make beautiful subjects when you're close up and they fill the frame.’
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