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  ( close-ups    plural  ) A close-up is a photograph or a picture in a film that shows a lot of detail because it is taken very near to the subject.      n-count  
...a close-up of Harvey's face.      If you see something in close-up, you see it in great detail in a photograph or piece of film which has been taken very near to the subject.  
in close-up      phrase  
Hughes stared up at him in close-up from the photograph.     
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