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boom1

boom1

 
 
pronunciation:
bum
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: boomed, booming, booms
definition 1: to make a prolonged, deep, resounding noise.
The thunder boomed and the lightning flashed.
synonyms:
roar, thunder
similar words:
bang, bellow, blast, crash, echo, explode, resonate, resound, reverberate, rumble
definition 2: to grow rapidly or flourish, esp. economically.
Last year was bad for business, but sales are booming this year.The state's population is booming.
synonyms:
mushroom, snowball
antonyms:
slump
similar words:
burgeon, flourish, progress, prosper, skyrocket, thrive
definition 3: to move rapidly, with a resounding noise.
The racing car boomed across the finish line.
synonyms:
thunder
similar words:
roll, rumble
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to give forth or utter resoundingly (often fol. by out).
The organ boomed out the final hymn.
synonyms:
resound, reverberate
similar words:
bellow, roar, rumble
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a full, deep, and prolonged sound, such as an explosion.
They could hear the boom of the cannons from far away.
synonyms:
explosion, thunder
similar words:
bang, clap, report
definition 2: a continuing, deep reverberation or rumbling.
We listened to the boom of the waterfall.
synonyms:
rumble, thunder
similar words:
buzz, drone, hum, resonation, roar, roll
definition 3: a period of rapid development or expansion in a particular sphere.
Last year saw a boom in the housing market.She was born during the baby boom of the post-war years.Sales of athletic shoes rose dramatically during the fitness boom.
antonyms:
slump
similar words:
explosion, peak
derivation: boomer (n.)
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