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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.]
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, boomsIdiom:
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.
adj, boomier or boomiest
1. music characterized by an exaggerated or excessive bass sound
2. informal of or relating to an economic boom
adj. boom•i•er, boom•i•est.
1. excessively loud.
2. affected or characterized by an economic boom.