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Synonyms of boom

Noun


1. boom, roar, roaring, thunder, noise

usage: a deep prolonged loud noise

2. boom, prosperity

usage: a state of economic prosperity

3. boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

usage: a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"

4. boom, microphone boom, pole

usage: a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set

5. boom, spar

usage: any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring

Verb


1. boom, din, sound, go

usage: make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall"

2. smash, nail, boom, blast, hit

usage: hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"

3. thunder, boom

usage: be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"

4. boom, boom out, sound, go

usage: make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song"

5. boom, thrive, flourish, expand, grow

usage: grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"

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