Phrasal Verb Z

  • zero in on|Direct or focus attention on|The police have ZEROED IN ON the man they believe to be responsible for the murder.|_
  • zero out|Cut off funding for a project|The debt was ZEROED OUT by the department.|_
  • zip around|Move quickly|We ZIPPED AROUND the supermarket to get the shopping done.|_
  • zip by|Pass quickly|The motorbike ZIPPED BY the cars stuck in the traffic jam.|1
  • zip it|Keep quiet, say nothing|He told me to ZIP IT, so I said nothing.|_
  • zip up|Keep quiet|He was being stupid in the meeting, so we told him to ZIP UP.|1
  • zone in|Pay attention after not doing so|I was bored at first but then ZONED IN when things started getting more interesting.|_
  • zone in on|Pay attention after not doing so|I ZONED IN ON what they were saying when they started gossiping.|_
  • zone out|Not pay attention|She ZONED OUT during the lecture because it was so boring.|_
  • zonk out|Fall asleep|I ZONKED OUT during the film and missed most of it.|1
  • zoom in|Focus more closely|The camera ZOOMED IN to show people’s faces.|1
  • zoom in on|Focus more closely|The camera ZOOMED IN ON his face.|_
  • zoom off|Go somewhere quickly|He rushed out of the building and ZOOMED OFF in his car.|_
  • zoom out|Focus less closely|The camera ZOOMED OUT to show all the crowd

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