close up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv close up very close "without my reading glasses I can hardly see things close up","even firing at close range he missed"
    • v close up refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent "The children shut up when their father approached"
    • v close up unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of "close the circuit","close a wound","close a book","close up an umbrella"
    • v close up block passage through "obstruct the path"
    • v close up cease to operate or cause to cease operating "The owners decided to move and to close the factory","My business closes every night at 8 P.M.","close up the shop"
    • ***


  • Charlie Chaplin
    “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.”
  • Henry J. Kaiser
    Henry J. Kaiser
    “I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don't dream I will make it, I won't even get close.”
  • Thomas A. Edison
    “Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”


In literature:

My father approached, came close up to her, raised his gun to his shoulder, and was about to fire, when the wolf suddenly disappeared.
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
He walked back to Stemples's and found a party in the wagon waiting for the barkeeper to close up and go to the ball with them.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
A series of "close-ups," were photographed after lunch.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
It was the force of self-love, and fear of reproach, which had closed up her heart.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
They've got to make a bluff of closing up at one, but you know how to get up into the room, don't you?
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
Sherwood is the most precocious in early bearing with Weschcke close up.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
The former, in order to get through, was running south; the latter was drifting north, ready to close up every passage.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
From the close of the 16th century up to the year of the "Family Compact" Wars (1763), Holland and Spain were relentless foes.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
The other men had closed up near the earl, but Sir Archie retained his seat.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
And then Baker came into the room, and going close up to Lady Staveley, whispered something in her ear.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

No man in white linen
Reveals at our asking
The end of our Exile.
God sealed up the matter,
And closed up the knowledge.
"Invocation" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Nen she telled me hug wite close
Round her neck!--an' off she goes
Skippin' up the street! An' nen
Purty soon I'm home again.
"The Runaway Boy" by James Whitcomb Riley
The wind's east of late.
When she comes, she'll be cold,
So the big chair is rolled
Close up to the grate,
And I listen and wait.
"Welcome Home" by Robert Fuller Murray
Your beautiful eyes
Will be closed up with clay;
But all the magic they comprise,
The hopes, the dreams, the ecstasies
Pass not away.
"The Eternal" by Edith Nesbit
But I could not reach the one wild rose
That in your hand was seen;
For still as thought and act would close,
The pool grew up between.
"The Pool" by Alexander Anderson
Closed her soft and sparkling eyes,
Oped her mouth like a tulip's cup,
In a starry trance she lies,
Like a bud at night shut up;
Baby sleeps.
"Baby Song" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

The machine features a strip length stop which allows for consistent strip lengths, a dust take off port for environmental safety and close-up, multiple wire stripping capability.
Harry Potter' tour gives a close-up view of the wizardry of Hogwarts.
Forty-nine years ago today Studebaker announced it was closing up shop and shutting down its South Bend factory.
A Close-up look at Maui County's High School Athletes presented by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. September 19, 2012.
Big acorns close-up (photo by Kate St John).
Smartphones don't take very good close-ups or wide-angle shots, that's changing though.
But smart phones don't take close-ups or wide-angle shots.
The Dow closed up 12 points, closing at 13,494.61.
The natural gas industry is getting ready for its close-up.
The student body of Polk Elementary School in West El Paso got a close up view of a hot air balloon in the school's playing field Tuesday.
Close-up shot of a bald eagle.
STAFF PHOTO BY ROB NOVIT During an "Observe the Moon Night" at the Ruth Patrick Center, Tammy Duncan of Aiken helps her son Gabriel get a close-up look at the moon, which is directly over his head above.
Embracing tradition in Santa Fe, N.M. Southern California Close-Ups: The Coachella Valley.
A close up with Rep John Conyers.
Each of the three planes currently on display had platforms placed so visitors could get a close up look at the interior of the jets while the tops were pulled back.

In science:

One should note that to get (1.7) up to a value so close to √2 ln 2 required a substantial modification of the original argument of [T2], namely the use of a “truncated” second moment method.
Fluctuations of the free energy in the REM and the p-spin SK models
If the study of star-formation in high-redshift sources is a primary task for modern cosmology, it is obvious that relevant information for the interpretation of distant ob jects comes from a close up on local galaxies with enhanced SF.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The autocorrelation function of the sequence shows complex properties: It is close to zero up to N , oscillates between N and 3N and it is similar to random noise for larger distances.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
Proof of Theorem 2.4, d ≥ 2 and p close to 1: By Proposition 1.2 a.a.s. the π measure of a subset A ⊂ Cd (n) is up to constant the same as the number of vertices in the set divided by (2n + 1)d .
On the mixing time of simple random walk on the super critical percolation cluster
A large-scale image of the N83B field in Hα emission obtained with HST is shown in Fig. 2, while a close-up view of the H ii region is presented in Fig. 3.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B