Definition of 'boom'
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But there are not nearly enough in booming areas where new properties are most needed. The Sun (2016)The only sound is the boom of artillery and the only signs of life are bands of stray cats. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Employment has boomed and our growth is the best in the West. The Sun (2016)It used to be that advertisements sounded more booming than the programmes between them, causing viewers to reach for the remote. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At some stage the long housing boom has to come to an end, given the expected pressure on consumer spending next year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The number, and size, of international takeovers and mergers is also booming. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The overall electronic book business is booming. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This means women are going to miss out on the boom areas of the future. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This does not mean that a boom period will automatically be followed by a crash. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The way we form and end relationships has also fuelled the boom. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some economists forecast a downturn in the foreign investment behind the recent economic boom. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Many people were warning of the lopsided shape of growth throughout his boom years. Times, Sunday Times (2009)New consoles typically cause a frenzy of media coverage and a boom in business. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is now a boom area which has not yet reached its peak. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The housing boom gave people the potential to withdraw equity in properties that suddenly looked like gold mines. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In summer, they make an astonishing booming sound that can be heard a mile away. Times, Sunday Times (2014)BRITAIN'S budget hotel chains are booming - and taking on hundreds of apprentices this year. The Sun (2013)The percentage deficit matched records set in the 1980s boom. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The cause of this boom has been the Chinese economic miracle. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The dismantled keel, boom and mast were also loaded on the vehicle. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It wasn't that long ago that the economy was booming. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His headphones are around his neck, and his sound boom probes the air like an antenna. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'boom'
British English: boom NOUN
If there is a boom in the economy, there is an increase in the number of things that people are buying.
An economic boom followed, especially in housing and construction.
British English: boom VERB
If the economy or a business is booming, the amount of things being bought or sold is increasing.
By 1988 the economy was booming.
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