Home > Phrasal Verb Dictionary: Letter Z
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on [Zero in on something].- 1 (insep) (missile, gun) When something zeros
in on something else, you move accurately towards a target.
missile zeroed in on the building .
2 (insep) (issue, problem, subject) When
you zero in on something, you concentrate on it.
Zip by, zip past .- (insep) When you zip by, you go past a place
very quickly. Zoom
Zip out.- (insep) When you zip out, you go somewhere
very quickly to do something.
- I'll just zip out
and buy the newspaper.
Zip up [Zip something up].- (dress, jeans, coat) When you zip something
up, you fasten a piece of clothing with a zip.
you help me zip up this dress?
Zoom by, zoom past .- (insep) When you zoom by, you go past a
place very quickly. Zip by
- My brother was stopped for
speeding and moaned that other drivers were zooming past but only he
was being booked.
Zoom off.- (insep) When you zoom off, you leave in a hurry.
- They stayed a bit longer, just to be polite, and then they just zoomed off.
Zoom in.- (insep) When you zoom in or zoom in on something,
you move the zoom in a camera closer to the picture. Zoom out
in on those flowers; they're really pretty.
Zoom out.- When you
zoom out or zoom out on something, you move the zoom in a camera away from
the picture. Zoom in
- Use the zoom slider control on the left side of the map to zoom out.