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on 1 [Zero in on something] (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.
- Scientists from around the world continue to zero in on a cure for HIV.
- Advertisers zero in on a specific audience by sponsoring a particular program.
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/ past (insep) When you zoom by, you go past a
place very quickly.
- 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.