zoom - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlezooming
past tensezoomed
past participlezoomed
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move with great speed and energy
    zoom up/down/along/around etc:

    He came zooming down the street on his motorbike.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if something such as a camera zooms somewhere, or if you zoom it somewhere, it moves so that it makes something seem much closer or further away

    The camera zoomed in on a cat stuck in the tree.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to suddenly increase in price, quantity, or size

    The price started at forty pounds, then zoomed up to a hundred.