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boom1

 
 
pronunciation:
bum
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: booms, booming, boomed
definition 1: to make a deep, hollow noise.
The cannon boomed.
synonyms:
roar, thunder
similar words:
bang, bellow, blast, crash, echo, explode, resound, rumble
definition 2: to grow or increase quickly.
The state's population is booming.
synonyms:
mushroom, snowball
antonyms:
slump
similar words:
flourish, progress, prosper, skyrocket, thrive
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a deep, hollow sound, as from an explosion.
The boom of thunder shook the windows.
synonyms:
explosion, thunder
similar words:
bang, clap, report
definition 2: a time of fast growth.
There was a boom in car sales last year.
antonyms:
slump
similar words:
peak
derivation: boomer (n.)
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