zoom
I. verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1903 intransitive verb 1. a. to move with a loud low hum or buzz b. to go speedily ; zip <
cars zooming by on the highway
>
2. of an airplane to climb for a short time at an angle greater than that which can be maintained in steady flight so that the machine is carried upward at the expense of stored kinetic energy 3. a. to focus a camera or microscope on an object using a zoom lens so that the object's apparent distance from the observer changes — often used with in or out b. focus, zero — used with in <
trying to zoom in on the cause of these problems
>
4. to increase sharply <
retail sales zoomed
>
transitive verb to cause to zoom II. noun Date: 1917 1. a. an act or process of zooming; especially a sharp upward movement b. an image created by zooming 2. a zooming sound 3. a means of producing an enlarged image (as in a camera); specifically zoom lens

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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