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zoom

 
pronunciation:
zum
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: zoomed, zooming, zooms
definition 1: to move quickly or rapidly while making a low-pitched humming sound.
The cars zoomed around the racetrack.
similar words:
whiz, zing
definition 2: to soar suddenly and sharply upwards, as in an airplane.
Food prices zoomed after the drought.
synonyms:
rocket, skyrocket, soar
similar words:
ascend, climb, rise
definition 3: to greatly increase or decrease the magnification of an image to be photographed, either by moving toward or away from it or by using a zoom lens.
similar words:
magnify
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to soar upwards suddenly and sharply.
synonyms:
skyrocket
similar words:
rise
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of soaring suddenly and sharply upwards.
synonyms:
soar
similar words:
ascent, climb, rise
definition 2: a low-pitched humming sound made while moving quickly.
similar words:
buzz, drone, hum, zip
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