Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being at very close range.
  • adjective Exhibiting or providing detailed information or firsthand knowledge.

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Examples

  • Small television monitors hang from the underside of the balcony, allowing congregants to get a better view of the speakers and occasionally themselves as a cameraman makes his way through the crowd, capturing up-close the jubilant scene of worship and praise that is intensifying throughout the sanctuary.

    American Grace

  • More troubling is to take an up-close look at Seattle's streets and parks after Orion Center shuts down for the day, especially as temperatures drop and the combination of rain and gusty winds makes for bone-chilling conditions.

    Economy deals homeless youth support center double whammy

  • Earlier this month I got an up-close and personal look at a high performance green ride from Zero Motorcycles.

    Lea Bogdan | Inhabitat

  • Go to Court 17 at 11:00 a.m. for an up-close inspection—and stay there if you're interested in Christina McHale, a New Jersey teen who has several impressive victories this summer.

    Monday May Be a Tennis Fan's Dream

  • "Reagan did not dye his hair - he used a little dab of Brylcreem," said Craig Shirley, a former campaign staffer who spent plenty of up-close time with the Gipper.

    Dyed heads of state? Top secret, man.

  • Sheptock has a stark, up-close perspective on the DC government's new War on the Poor as opposed to LBJ's War on Poverty: "To make a long story short, they want to push the poor out of the city," he says.

    Art Levine: GOP-Style Democrats Slash DC Budget: Homeless Moms Already Given Bus Tokens, Not Shelter

  • Getting an up-close glimpse of the power and magnitude of a volcano—even without its supercharged lightning bursts—made the kind of early Earth chemistry proposed by Miller seem entirely possible.

    First Contact

  • Special-interest cruises, known as theme cruises, are the ideal way to get up-close and personal with your favorite celebs, or enjoy leisurely vacations at sea while pursuing interests in everything from Harley-Davidson motorcycles, to “Twilight.”

    Twilight Lexicon » Go Cruising Vampire Style

  • Sheptock has a stark, up-close perspective on the DC government's new War on the Poor as opposed to LBJ's War on Poverty: "To make a long story short, they want to push the poor out of the city," he says.

    Art Levine: GOP-Style Democrats Slash DC Budget: Homeless Moms Already Given Bus Tokens, Not Shelter

  • The up-close and space-to-space combat is OK, and they capture many other aspects of military life somewhat accurately, but in many other areas they fail again and again.

    Thoughts On Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 So Far

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