|Origin:||From the sound|
zoom1 [intransitive] informal
1 [always + adverb/preposition]
to go somewhere or do something very quickly [= whizz, zip]
zoom off/around/down etc
Brenda jumped in the car and zoomed off.
The work was really easy and I was able to zoom through it in a couple of hours.
2 also zoom up
to increase suddenly and quickly [= escalate]
Inflation zoomed to 123%.
zoom inphrasal verb
if a camera zooms in, it makes the person or thing that you are taking a picture of seem bigger and closer
zoom in on
The camera zoomed in on the child's face.
zoom outphrasal verb
if a camera zooms out, it makes the person or thing that you are taking a picture of seem smaller and further away