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Zero in on [Zero in on something].- 1 (insep) (missile, gun) When something zeros in on something else, you move accurately towards a target.

  • The 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 by

  • He zipped by in his car.

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.

  • Can 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

  • Zoom 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.
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