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boom 1

v. boomed, boom·ing, booms
1. To make a deep, resonant sound.
2. To grow, develop, or progress rapidly; flourish: Business is booming.
1. To utter or give forth with a deep, resonant sound: a field commander booming out orders.
2. To cause to grow or flourish; boost.
1. A deep resonant sound, as of an explosion.
2. A time of economic prosperity.
3. A sudden increase, as in popularity.

[Middle English bomben, imitative of a loud noise.]

boom′y adj.

boom 2

1. Nautical A spar extending usually from a mast to hold the foot, clew, or tack of a sail.
2. A long pole extending upward at an angle from the mast of a derrick to support or guide objects being lifted or suspended.
a. A barrier composed of a chain of floating logs, typically used to block the passage of boats or to arrest the downstream motion of logs in a log drive.
b. A floating barrier serving to catch debris or to contain an oil spill.
4. A long movable arm used to maneuver and support a microphone.
a. A spar that connects the tail surfaces and the main structure of an airplane.
b. A long hollow tube attached to a tanker aircraft, through which fuel flows to another aircraft being refueled in flight.
tr.v. boomed, boom·ing, booms
To move or position using a crane: boomed the cargo onto the ship.
drop/lower the boom
To act suddenly and forcefully to repress a practice or reprimand an offender; crack down.

[Dutch, tree, pole, from Middle Dutch; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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adj, boomier or boomiest
1. music characterized by an exaggerated or excessive bass sound
2. informal of or relating to an economic boom
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(ˈbu mi)

adj. boom•i•er, boom•i•est.
1. excessively loud.
2. affected or characterized by an economic boom.
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After about twenty minutes of watching a Prime Originals show ( Made in Heaven ), I decided to turn the bass all the way down and the mids and highs up as the audio was quite boomy and vocals were inaudible.
) -- a voice that's both sharp and husky, a harsh piercing texture on a bed of boomy reassurance, with a hint of a lazy drawl that recalls Jeff Bridges.
JPMorgan Chase and Co.'s chief US economist Michael Feroli pushed up his estimate to what he called a 'boomy' 4 percent from 2.75 percent, while also lifting his forecast for annual US growth.
Perhaps indeed there was too much grandeur assaulting the ears in the cathedral's boomy acoustic, with the huge GCS augmented by members of the Oxford Bach Choir and the Boy and Girl Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral Choir, supported by a splendid Philharmonia Orchestra.
The last we checked, there was a horse named Horsey McHorseface, a British train that temporarily went by Trainy McTrainface, and a prototype ocean-garbage cleaner called Boomy McBoomface.
While the pros of using a large driver are the ability to produce tons of output at the lowest frequencies, the drawbacks can be flabby, boomy, bloated, and non-musical response.
He leaned over, as if he meant to whisper Meredith a secret, but when he spoke his voice was strong and boomy. "What is your name?" he asked.
A properly configured sub could create perfect low frequencies, filling your room with fuller, meatier yet crispy bass, while a not so tuned one could mean bloaty boomy bass; more of a noise than being it.
is DS3 sounds less charismatic than the MINI Cooper S, which uses a 184bhp version of the same unit and the engine note grows boomy at the top of the rev range, but the strong pulling power through the gears is great fun.
It would be like me watching a programme about loud boomy voices and
At first, he seemed a bit boomy - his hectoring voice rather too loud for the LBT Cellar - but he works a truly impressive emotional and personal transformation when transported back to the scenes of his childhood, before we see his gradual hardening to the ways of the world.
Away from such idyllic surroundings, though, the MX-5 is perfectly polite and easy to live with around town while cruising is eortless, although the engine does become a bit boomy and road noise increases on the motorway.