boom1 [bo͞om]
[ME bummen, to hum; like Du bommen, Ger bummen, orig. echoic]
to make a deep, hollow, resonant sound
to speak or indicate with such a sound: usually with out [the clock boomed out the hour]
1. a booming sound, as of thunder, heavy guns, etc.
2. the resonant cry of certain animals, as the bullfrog
boom2 [bo͞om]
[Du, a tree, beam, pole; same word ult. as BEAM]
1. a spar extending from a mast to hold the bottom of a sail outstretched
2. [from use of ship's boom for this purpose] a long beam extending as from an upright to lift or carry something and guide it as needed [the boom of a derrick, a microphone boom]
3. a barrier of chains or poles to obstruct navigation
4. Lumbering
a) a barrier across a river or around an area of water to prevent floating logs from dispersing
b) the area in which logs are thus confined
5. Aeron. a retractable metal tube for transferring fuel from a tanker to another plane in flight
to stretch out (sails) as with a boom so as to take maximum advantage of a wind abaft the beam and hence make speed
☆ to go rapidly along; move with speed or vigor: usually with along
☆ lower the boom
Informal to act suddenly and forcefully in dealing out punishment or criticism, in defeating, etc.
boom3 [bo͞om]
[< ? BOOM2 vi.; later assoc. with BOOM1]
to increase suddenly in size, importance, activity, etc.; undergo swift, vigorous growth; flourish [business boomed]
to promote vigorously; popularize [they boomed him for mayor]
1. swift, vigorous growth or development
2. a period of business prosperity, industrial expansion, etc.
3. a sudden favorable turn in business or political prospects
of, characteristic of, or resulting from a boom in business, etc.

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