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loom2

 
pronunciation:
lum
part of speech: verb
inflections: looms, looming, loomed
definition 1: to appear or come into view, often as a very large, dim, or twisted shape.
The monster loomed in the heavy mist of the dark forest.
synonyms:
emerge
similar words:
appear, ascend, rise, soar, take shape, tower
definition 2: to appear to the mind as something very difficult or dangerous.
The exam loomed for weeks before he took it.
similar words:
appear, menace, threaten, tower