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 (və-ro͞om′, -ro͝om′)
n. & v.
Variant of vroom.
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(vrum, vrʊm)

1. the roaring sound made by a motor at high speed.
2. to make or move with such a sound.
3. to cause to make such a sound.
[1960–65; imitative]
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There are many theories that I have applied in my life, and what I like the most is Black and Mutton (Theory of Grid Management) and theory of expectancy by Varoom. Theory of Grid Management based on "hard lined management" vs "friendly based management".
Finally, the holy grail of fusion is known as "ignition" and is analogous to an automobile when you engage the starter--and varoom! You have a self-sustaining reaction such that as long as you send gasoline to the engine, or the hydrogen-isotope fuels to the tokamak, the reaction continues.
"There Goes (Varoom! Varoom!) That Kandy Kolored (Thphhhhhh!) Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby ..." was the name of one of his early pieces that went a long way in establishing New Journalism.
But the feature that most turned Esquire into a "hip" publication was the "New Journalism." Tom Wolfe popularized the term and his journalism gave the most solid indication that something "new" was afoot as the title (not actually his words) of his first big Esquire article would suggest: "There Goes (Varoom! Varoom!) That Kandy-Kolored (Thphhhhhh!) Tangerine-Flake Streamlined Baby (Rahghhh!) Around the Bend (Brmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm)...." But no one else really wrote like Tom Wolfe, and he soon enough stopped writing like that.